Heather Barone

Scalloped Hammerheads are among the most commonly caught sharks.  Killed for their fins, their populations have fallen by over 95% since the early 1970’s.  Social creatures, Hammerheads could once be found in groups numbering in the hundreds. However, such large schools are rarely seen today.  In 2008, the Scalloped Hammerhead joined the 11 other shark species currently classified as Critically Endangered.

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