What Eats People, Part 4: Hammerhead Sharks

Large members of the hammerhead family Sphyrnidae have attacked and killed people, but it has not been possible to determine precisely which species are responsible. The scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini), the common smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena) and the great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) are all reasonable candidates. The latter has injured at least one person when provoked.

Great Hammerhead Shark

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Common Smooth Hammerhead Shark



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