Tag: hammerhead sharks

Hanging Around Hammerheads

Hanging Around Hammerheads Courtesy of WOWSA, Yonaguni Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. There are lots of holiday tours and diving tours centered around hammerhead sharks from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Usually the hammerheads are seen from below while being photographed by divers in a group. But there is something profoundly different when a group

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Aumakua Watching Over Humans

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In Native Hawaiian culture, sharks are considered to be gods of the sea, also known as aumakua and protectors of humans. Some sharks are believed to be even more intimate; they are thought of as family members who have died and been reincarnated into shark form. These aumakua watch over people and

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Where Looks May Be Deceiving

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Steven Munatones recalled swimming with sharks, "When I saw one of these hammerhead sharks beneath me, it was spooky. When I saw two more hammerheads, it was getting downright scary. But when several dozens came around swimming silently, slowly, and gracefully beneath us in a circumnavigation swim around

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