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The Ecology of the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna lewini, in Hawaiil

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dc.contributor.author Clarke, Thomas A.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-03T23:48:29Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-03T23:48:29Z
dc.date.issued 1971-04
dc.identifier.citation Clarke TA. 1971. The ecology of the scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, in Hawaii. Pac Sci 25(2): 133-144.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4191
dc.description.abstract Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, is a pupping ground for the scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, the pups being most abundant between April and October. While in the bay, the pups stay in the most turbid areas by day and move out at night to reef areas where they feed on reef fishes and crustaceans. The pups spend a maximum of three to four months in the bay and then apparently leave nearshore areas. The total number of pups passing through Kaneohe Bay may be as high as 10,000 per year. Adult hammerheads are present inshore also between April and October. They apparently move in for delivery and breeding. Squid beaks in their stomachs indicate that the adults are pelagic the rest of the year-possibly living below the surface layers.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.title The Ecology of the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna lewini, in Hawaiil
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 25, Number 2, 1971


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