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arrecife hammerhead marina sighted shark

Hammerhead shark sighted in Arrecife marina
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Hammerhead shark sighted in Arrecife marina. (30.01.24)

The shark, which can grow up to 6 meters long, is not dangerous to humans if left undisturbed


It is a shark specimen that was observed during the Canary Islands. The waters of Lanzarote have been calm for days, the haze has been present and there has been no swell. The island is an ideal habitat for this species to approach more coastal areas.



On Tuesday morning, a fisherman observed the presence of a hammerhead shark on the coast near Arrecife, the island's capital. In the video, you can see how its fin protrudes above the surface.



The hammerhead shark is an animal that can measure more than 6 meters in length and weigh up to 600 kg, has a head in its characteristic T shape and powerful teeth. Their diet is carnivorous, but they do not pose a danger to humans as recorded attacks are extremely rare. They feed on smaller fish, squid and crustaceans, and do not actively seek out human prey.


The hammerhead shark is critically endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, due to a reduction of more than 80% of its population in the last 30 years as a result of illegal fishing and trade in the fins of this species.

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We occasionally see them North of Lobos. always solo
My heart stops every time,
We are usually in a group of at least 5 and they(the shark) invariably turn away and disappear.
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You possibly will not believe this,BUT Nov to end Jan you can see baby ones off the rocks at waikiki beach and also in the harbour where they come to hide from predators and eat the small Mullet.
They are usually swimming with the mullet.
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Warning to any bathers,surfers etc
Portuguese men of war en masse today between the Rius and Lobos.
They were everywhere.
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(03-02-2024, 11:32 AM)DavidP Wrote: We occasionally see them North of Lobos. always solo
My heart stops every time,
We are usually in a group of at least 5 and they(the shark) invariably turn away and disappear.

Jeepers! If I saw a 6m Hammerhead while I was out snorkelling they’d have to close the beach due to a raw sewage leakage!
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