Hammerhead Shark encounter!

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It looked like another beautiful  drift dive at Pablo´s Place,  until an unexpected sighting happened… a Hammerhead Shark!!! It was at 40 feet, I came towards me, maybe 20 feet far from where I was, I thought of pulling my camera right away but  when I did he turned and left, still I am very pleased, cause is my second time face to face encounter (literally) with this magnificent creature.

Hammerhead sharks are consummate predators that 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.

The great hammerhead is the largest of the nine identified species of this shark. It can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) in length and weigh up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg), although smaller sizes are more common.

Found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide, far offshore and near shorelines, hammerheads are often seen in mass summer migrations seeking cooler water. They are gray-brown to olive-green on top with off-white undersides, and they have heavily serrated, triangular teeth. Their extra-tall, pointed dorsal fins are easily identifiable.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Pablo´s Place 40 feet.

Butcher´s Bank 40 feet.

Butcher´s Bank 40 feet.

These are the pics I submit to the Roatan Marine Park photo contest.

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The Roatan Marine Park annually is looking for pictures for the new calendar, this are those I submit.

The Best Find category will be judged by “you” on facebook with the most votes winning that group. All other categories will be judged by independent adjudicators and the winners will appear in the 2014 RMP calendar.
Get on the Roatan Marine Park Facebook page and vote!