Happy shark week everyone!! Now stop it’s Hammer Time. Let’s not lie, these sharks are impressive looking animals because of those funny shaped heads. But why have that shaped head? Well there’s two reasons why. 1. Their head is filled with sensory organs that detect electrical pulses that coming from the muscle movements of another animal. So they can use it like a big metal detector to find their favorite meal of stingrays buried in the sand. 2. Once they find it they can use their head to pin the ray to the ground and pivot to get a better angle to eat the ray. Did you also know that they have born with rounded heads and have to grow into their hammers? Isn’t the ocean cool?
By Caroline Emch-Wei