Here's some basic information on the Scalloped Hammerheads:
- The scalloped hammerhead is a coastal pelagic species and it occurs over continental and insular shelves and in nearby deeper water.
- It is found in warm temperate and tropical waters, worldwide.
- They are usually deep-sea dwellers and can go to as deep as 500 meters but they can be expected at around 25 meters.
- They can grow up to 4.3 meters and weigh an amazing 150 kilograms.
- During the day they are more often found close to shore and at night they hunt further offshore. Diet includes sardines, mackerel, herring, fusiliers, snappers and even other sharks.
- Adults occur alone, in pairs or in small schools while young sharks occur in larger schools. This shark is often seen during the day in big schools, sometimes numbering hundreds. They are not considered dangerous and are normally not aggressive towards humans.
- Despite them being the most common species of all hammerheads, the Scalloped hammerhead shark is an endangered species. Humans are the main threat to the sharks. Shark-finning is rampant in tropical waters and in areas populated by the Scalloped hammerheads.