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Endangered Species: Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

The endangerment of sharks is greatly known across the world, but one species is placed at the top of the list; The scalloped hammerhead. Like the rest of the hammerhead species, they travel in huge migrant groups and normally stick together for the entire journey. Hammerheads are a very social species of shark and are often found traveling with hundreds to thousands of others. Sadly, large groups are getting killed by shark finning and entanglement. Shark finning is the number one cause of shark deaths, estimating over 100 million dead every year.

Shark fin soup is the dish sharks are killed for, but they only use their fins as decoration, and then they throw the helpless (still alive) shark back into the ocean to drown. This horrific process must be stopped, shark finning is endangering a huge percentage of shark species and soon enough could be the reason for their endangerment. For species such as the hammerhead, their fins and teeth are greatly sought after. Hammerheads either become stuck in nets or fished out of the ocean, and because of their distinctive body shape they can easily be targeted.

Over the past couple of years, more and more of these amazing animals have been found entangled or what is left of them from shark finning. There are many ways to help hammerheads and sharks around the world, they are in great danger and need your help!

Please do your part to help sharks like the scalloped hammerhead and sign a petition or donate to help stop shark finning! Together we can save sharks and stop shark finning.

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