If you thought you knew everything about #sharks, think again! Discovery Station is hosting the PalyFoundation's "Diary of a Hammerhead Shark Banner Exhibit" all summer long! Experience the epic life of Harriet Hammerhead, a great hammerhead shark! Take a peek inside Harriet's diary to explore hammerhead sharks and their importance as apex predators and keystone species of the world's oceans.
- Biology of hammerhead sharks - Learn what makes hammerheads some of the most unusual fish around. Sharks are "cartilaginous vertebrates". They have skeletons of cartilage rather than bone. But don't be fooled, the anatomy of the hammerhead makes it an efficient predator. That's not all, hammerheads give birth to live "pups", exhibit some interesting social behaviors, and even have a sixth sense.
- Hammerhead sharks are important - Learn why ocean ecosystems all over the world depend on hammerheads and other sharks to thrive. The disappearance of hammerheads causes disruption and endangers all levels of the food chain.
- Dangers to hammerheads - The primary dangers to hammerheads are the demand for shark fin soup and bycatch. How many sharks are we talking about? Over 10,000 sharks are killed per hour around the world.
- Conservation efforts - Can sharks be saved? Learn about the efforts of people dedicated to saving sharks as well as what "everyday people" can do to help.