Hammerhead shark in danger of extinction

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Hammerhead shark in danger of extinction

The hammerhead shark is easily recognized by the characteristics it has in its head, this species is in danger of extinction, in a short time it is estimated that it could disappear if necessary measures are not taken.

One of the factors that affect this species is indiscriminate fishing.

In recent years, scientists have seen the number of specimens of the species decrease. Since 1970 in the United States hammerhead shark population was reduced by 90%.

They swim near the coast and enter the bays and estuaries, or in places where fresh water mixes with salt water from the sea. In summer they emigrate to Ecuador. They live in groups, in pairs or alone; but when they are young they live in large groups.

Its meat is not worth much unlike its fin, which is used to prepare the famous soup on the Asian continent.

It can be very difficult to control indiscriminate fishing, this is because there are no restrictions to carry out this activity in international waters.

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