The hammerhead shark gets its name from its mallet, shaped head also known as a cephalofoil. Their wide set of eyes allow for a better visual range and allows more space to spread out their sensory organs. The cephalofoil is responsible for giving the shark added binocular vision and depth perception.
Using these sensory organs (also known as ampullae of Lorenzini) they can detect their prey’s electrical field making them amazing hunters! One of their favorite foods are stingrays which can be found buried in the sand.
There are nine identified species of hammerhead shark throughout the world of all different colors and sizes. The largest of the hammerhead sharks can reach up to 20 ft and over 1,000 pounds!