As of July 2014, the largest hammerhead shark ever caught weighed 1,280 pounds and measured 14 feet in length. The catch was made on the morning of May 23, 2006, by Clyde "Bucky" Dennis off the Gulf Coast of Florida. More »

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Hammerhead sharks tend to live for 20 to 30 years in the wild. While their migratory patterns have made tracking their feeding and breeding habits difficult in the past, GPS has helped marine biologists better monitor th... More »

A hammerhead shark's typical prey includes small fish, stingrays, small sharks and squid. Hammerheads, even when young, are not generally eaten by other predators as the young tend to stay in shallower waters, out of the... More »

The largest species of shark is the whale shark, which averages about 40,000 pounds in weight and between 18 and 32 feet in length. The largest such shark ever recorded weighed approximately 47,000 pounds and measured al... More »

The world's largest predator in the fish genus, the great white shark averages 15 feet in length but can reach lengths of 20 feet and weights of more than 5,000 pounds. Some reports have indicated the great white can gro... More »

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There are numerous discrepancies over the size of the largest great white ever caught, but the Canadian Shark Research Center claims that the largest, accurately measured great white shark was caught in 1988 off Prince E... More »

Reaching a maximum length of about 6 feet, the frilled shark is an eel-like species that is poorly known to science. The sharks derive their name from gills that feature “frilly” extensions. A primitive species, frilled ... More »

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