Posts Tagged ‘hammerhead’

great hammer beaufort north carolina

This hammerhead, which I think is a great hammerhead, was killed in the harbor at Beaufort, North Carolina, a place that was once frequented by both Blackbeard and yours truly.

This shark is depicted in an article entitled “What Sharks Really Eat” in Natural History in 1921. The article explains what normally has been found in the stomachs of dead sharks, and it’s an obvious attempt to convince people that sharks aren’t that dangerous to people.

Yes. Scientists have been making those claims for that long!

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Wait until the end.  You know it’s gonna happen, and it does.


He doesn’t know how lucky he is.

Would I try to hand-feed a hammerhead from the boat?

Not on your life!

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Catching a bonnethead shark


The first shark I had ever seen was one of these.

I was very young, but I remember the beast being hauled out of the surf.

Unlike this shark, the fisherman killed it and then dressed it on the beach.

The image of the shark’s jaws and teeth must have been embedded deep within my psyche, for whenever I dream of sharks, I dream of unusual head shapes.

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