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Scalloped Hammerhead SL155786

It has been found that Scalloped Hammerheads can navigate by following magnetic pathways across sea floor rocks.The scalloped hammerhead, or Sphyrna lewini, is a hammerhead shark with a unique head shape. It is the most common hammerhead type in warm, temperate, and tropical coastal waters worldwide. These sharks use a homing behaviour to navigate the ocean and use the Earth's magnetic field. They have several advantages in capturing their prey, such as burying in the seafloor and successfully detecting fish with their broad head and special sensory cells.
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It has been found that Scalloped Hammerheads can navigate by following magnetic pathways across sea floor rocks.The scalloped hammerhead, or Sphyrna lewini, is a hammerhead shark with a unique head shape. It is the most common hammerhead type in warm, temperate, and tropical coastal waters worldwide. These sharks use a homing behaviour to navigate the ocean and use the Earth's magnetic field. They have several advantages in capturing their prey, such as burying in the seafloor and successfully detecting fish with their broad head and special sensory cells.