What animal eats hammerhead sharks?


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There are not any animals or predators who eat adult hammerhead sharks. Larger sharks may prey on injured or young hammerhead sharks.

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One threat to the hammerhead shark is man. Over fishing threatens the food source for this animal, which is crucial to its ability to thrive.

The hammerhead shark prefers warm coastal waters and are often found close to the shoreline. Hammerhead sharks live in small schools, in pairs or alone.

This species of shark feeds on a variety of fish, including sardines, mullet, and herring. The hammerhead is an opportunistic feeder and also preys upon smaller sharks, stingrays, squid, crabs and lobsters.

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