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  • n. A form of hammerhead shark, Sphyrna tiburo


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  • For other populations of sharks, they continue to be robust, and I think the bonnethead falls into that.

    White Shark Sightings On The Rise On East Coast

  • Dr. SKOMAL: Well, you know, the bonnethead is indeed a species.

    White Shark Sightings On The Rise On East Coast

  • A bonnethead shark at Omaha, Nebraska's Henry Doorly Zoo gave birth to a pup without ever mating.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • One other significant finding is that DNA from the bonnethead pup's carcass showed it suffered what Shivji called a genetic 'double whammy.'

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The two that have been genetically confirmed are a hammerhead bonnethead specifically and blacktip shark but they've now found suspected and probable cases with white bamboo sharks and a whitetip reef shark - the same species I saw in Australia when I wrote the Discovery Channel Expedition Shark blog.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • And there's more: a Caribbean reef (bonnethead sharks, among others), an Amazon rain forest ( "schools of piranha ... 15-foot anaconda snakes and poison arrow frogs") and a Mississippi bayou exhibit (alligators, of course).

    An Experience Of Captivity

  • So, after a nice intense lecture about PCBs, shark reproduction and the exciting social life of female bonnethead sharks in Florida Bay they are apparently spending time seducing multiple males with cute tail flips and then not even using the sperm for months, just quietly storing the sperm I headed up to Mega-Con with a friend in a successful attempt to restablish my geek credentials.


  • Jo Blasi, a senior educator at the aquarium, said that while visitors may long remember their first close encounter with a playful stingray or bonnethead shark, they will probably be educated, too, about issues like endangered habitats and delicate ecosystems. Top Stories

  • The results indicate that the field of binocular vision was up to four times higher in hammerhead sharks than in normal sharks: the anterior binocular overlap of the lemon and blacknose sharks were 10 and 11 degrees respectively, while those of the bonnethead, scalloped hammerhead and winghead sharks were 13, 34 and 48 degrees respectively.

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • Michelle McComb, Timothy Tricas and Stephen Kajiura tested this hypothesis by comparing the visual fields of three hammerhead species: the bonnethead shark, (Sphyrna tiburo), scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) and the winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii), with that of two normal shark species: the lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) and the blacknose shark

    Practical Fishkeeping


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