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Shark Mysteries: The Bizarre Reasons Behind Hammerhead’s Unique Heads

A great hammerhead shark’s two eyes can be 3 feet apart on opposite sides of its skull.

Why do hammerhead sharks have hammer-shaped heads?

Hammerhead sharks are the strange-looking ones. They look like someone grabbed their skull by the eye sockets and stretched their heads out sideways, while the rest of their bodies look like those of a normal shark.

You might wonder – what are the advantages of having a hammer-shaped head? And how did hammerhead sharks get that way in the first place?

I’m a scientist who has been studying sharks for almost 30 years. The answers to some of these questions have surprised even me.

Source: SciTechDaily