hammerhead shark


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medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head

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It was not clear what particular species of the hammerhead shark was killed, but the incident was enough for the DENR chief to take action.
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to doing all it can at a local level to ensure the sustainable harvest of the species in Queensland waters despite having very little contribution to the declining abundance of the hammerhead shark.
In the southeast and south regions of Brazil, the smooth hammerhead shark is caught near the coast using trawls and gill nets, and offshore in pelagic longline fisheries (Vooren et al.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) based near Geneva, Switzerland also said that the world's largest fish, the majestic whale shark, and a hammerhead shark species are now endangered.
Shark nets were widely used mainly for harvesting target species of shark like Dog shark, Milk shark, and Hammerhead shark.
The aquarium is home to over 2,000 creatures, including a waddling colony of Gentoo penguins, the UK's only hammerhead shark, a rescued Giant Green Sea Turtle, otters, jelly-fish, piranha, octopus and rays.
FAMILY OF PERCENT OF SPECIES SPECIES THREATENED Butterfly fish 0 Marine turtle 100 Eagle ray 50 Pelican 13 Damsel fish Hammerhead shark 57 Sea horse 43 Puffer fish 13 Source: McClenachan et al, 2011
The scalloped hammerhead shark is largely targeted for its fin which means that once caught, its fin is often cruelly cut off before it is thrown back into the sea dead or alive.
The 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted at a meeting in Bangkok to control exports of the oceanic whitetip and three types of hammerhead shark, but stopped short of a full trade ban.
The man was spotted by a local news station's helicopter on Friday, with at least one hammerhead shark circling 20 metres away.
Some species, such as the white tip shark and the scalloped hammerhead shark, have lost 98 percent of their numbers to industrial fishing during the past 60 years.
In the present paper, the age and growth of the scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, caught along the southern Brazilian coast were studied.
The scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834) is a semi-oceanic species globally distributed in coastal, warm temperate and tropical seas.
Abstract--Preliminary validation of annual growth band deposition in vertebrae of great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) was conducted by using bomb radiocarbon analysis.
Because of its size the hammerhead shark has one of the most valuable fins; it can earn the fishers up to $700 per kilogram.