The Most Common Hammerhead Shark

Like all hammerhead sharks, the scalloped hammerhead is one of the most distinctive looking sharks in the sea with its hammer shaped head and widely placed eyes. Unlike some species that prefer a solitary life, they can be found occasionally congregating in large schools, sometimes numbering in the hundreds. Although this schooling behavior can look intimidating, these majestic animals are not considered dangerous and are non-aggressive towards humans. In fact, witnessing this schooling behavior has become quite popular amongst divers who plan years in advance to travel out to remote dive destinations like the Galapagos and Cocos Islands which are highways for schooling scalloped hammerheads.

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