Hammerhead Shark Glass Statue, Animals & Sharks Statues, Pink/Orange Hammerhead Shark Glass Statue

Hammerhead Shark Glass Statue, Animals & Sharks Statues, Pink/Orange Hammerhead Shark Glass Statue

Pink/Orange Hammerhead Shark Glass Statue

This Hammerhead Shark Glass Statue is made in the technique of lampworking, for sealife lovers. The artist used an open flame torch to melt the glass rods and then gently shape the molten glass. Highly detailed and realistic. The Hammerhead Sharks are a group of sharks that form the family Sphyrnidae, so named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a “hammer” shape called a cephalofoil. Most hammerhead species are placed in the genus Sphyrna, while the winghead shark is placed in its own genus, Eusphyra. Many different, but not necessarily mutually exclusive, functions have been postulated for the cephalofoil, including sensory reception, manoeuvering, and prey manipulation. The cephalofoil gives the shark superior binocular vision and depth perception. Hammerheads are found worldwide in warmer waters along coastlines and continental shelves. Unlike most sharks, some hammerhead species usually swim in schools during the day, becoming solitary hunters at night. Some of these schools can be found near Malpelo Island in Colombia, the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, Cocos Island off Costa Rica, near Molokai in Hawaii, and off southern and eastern Africa.

Hammerheads are known to form schools during the day, sometimes in groups over 100. In the evening, like other sharks, they become solitary hunters. National Geographic explains that hammerheads can be found in warm, tropical waters, but during the summer, they participate in a mass migration to search for cooler waters. Since sharks do not have mineralized bones and rarely fossilize, only their teeth are commonly found as fossils. The hammerheads seem closely related to the carcharhinid sharks that evolved during the mid-Tertiary period. According to DNA studies, the ancestor of the hammerheads probably lived in the Miocene epoch about 20 million years ago. Using mitochondrial DNA, a phylogenetic tree of the hammerhead sharks showed the winghead shark as its most basal member. As the winghead shark has proportionately the largest “hammer” of the hammerhead sharks, this suggests that the first ancestral hammerhead sharks also had large hammers. Pink/Orange Hammerhead Shark Glass Statue sizes: 2.8 inches / 7 cm x 1.6 inches / 4 cm x 1.5 inches / 3.5 cm.

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