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|Species:||Sphyrna Lewini (Scalloped hammerhead shark)|
|Estimated Age:||Juvenile, exact age unknown|
|Tag type:||PAT tag (Pop off archival tag)|
|Location tagged:||El Bajo, Sea Of Cortez (off Baja California Sur)|
|Tagging team members:||Luke Inman, Dr. Salvador Jorgensen|
|Date tagged:||February 3rd, 2004|
|Tag pop off date:||April 18th, 2004|
Daisy’s satellite tracking tag led our researchers to the exciting discovery that scalloped hammerheads are really very deep divers. This is one of the advantages of using the PAT tag technology. But these tags are preprogrammed to pop off on a specified date, and so Daisy no longer provides us with current tracking information.
The Great Hammerhead is a solitary species, rarely seen with other sharks. Scalloped and Smooth Hammerheads on the other hand form small and large schools. Scalloped Hammerhead sharks can often have hundreds of sharks in one school. All Hammerhead sharks migrate to warmer waters in the winter. Other sharks have been known to avoid Great hammerheads and schools of Scalloped hammerheads out of fear of being eaten. Hammerheads often attack and eat other sharks. --- Shark Diving.us
Hammerheads are nearly gone from the planet, most having been destroyed in the past 30 years. After surviving on the planet for over 400,000 years, they are now hunted, their fins are cut off, and they are thrown back into the ocean to drown and become prey. By adopting daisy, you are helping us to protect these amazing and unique creatures.
Fare well and safely, Daisy.
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