Articles & News Tagged “Hammerheads”
Scientists discover scalloped hammerhead nursery in Galapagos
Scientists have recently discovered a scalloped hammerhead shark nursery in the Galapagos Islands. The nursery is located off Santa Cruz Island and was only discovered in November of 2017. The archipelago is one of the most densely populated shark locations in the world. Female sharks give birth to litters of up to 30 pups in the mangrove shallows of the island, which is densely populated with crabs and other small crustaceans.
Borneo From Below: Episode 29
Borneo from Below, the web series dedicated to scuba and underwater photography in Borneo, has published the latest episode online. This week Bertie travels to Layang Layang in the South China Sea. The location is the ideal location to spot pelagics as well as schooling hammerheads due to the currents and upwelling nutrients.
Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: School of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks
Norbert Wu presents the next in his series highlighting his favorite images from his career. He takes us to the Cocos Islands in the late 1980s and the large schools of scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) that surround the islands. In his article, Norbert bemoans the “new” tradition of shark fin soup an the damage that it is causing to shark populations worldwide.