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Scientists conduct an experiment to test just how sensitive hammerheard sharks’ electromagnetic senses are. This video will show how the sharks prowl the ocean floor.

The eyes on a hammerhead shark’s head are set far apart. They help them see well. They also have electroreceptors like many other sharks. These are sensory organs that help hammerheads find their prey. The sensory organs detect other animals’ electric fields even if they are buried under the ground.

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Making Connections


Have you ever seen a shark on a TV show or in a movie? Was it a hammerhead shark? Can you remember the name of the show or movie?


Have you read a book about a different shark? How is that shark similar to or different from the hammerhead shark?


Hammerhead sharks have a uniquely shaped head. Can you think of another animal that has a unique feature?

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