Kind of Blue
The uncommonly small mouth of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) means its meals must be on the tiny side—smaller fishes and invertebrates rather than bigger mammals. Its distinctively wide head gives it added lift and makes it more nimble than other sharks.
This species is found in coastal temperate and tropical waters around the world, often in a stunning school of many animals. At the Aquarium, you can see this gorgeous glider in our million-gallon Open Sea exhibit and by watching our Open Sea Cam.