Christmas came early

13 Dec 2011

You should have seen the grin on Alex’s face a few days ago.  We reckon she will win this year’s PD competition for the most epic sighting – a hammerhead shark. These big fellas are not very common around here, but the group of divers that she guided on Vaavaru Outreef were some of the lucky ones to have spotted this rare creature. Even though it passed by in a blink of an eye everybody froze at the sound of Alex’s rattle and admired the shark.

Hammerhead sharks, that can grow up to 6 meters, use their oddly shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey. Their wide-set eyes give them a better visual range than most other sharks. And by spreading their highly specialized sensory organs over their wide, mallet-shaped head, they can more thoroughly scan the ocean for stingrays, their favourite food.

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