Trek of a Hammerhead Shark Traced (Infographic)

Map shows shark movements.
For the first time, the movements of a wild hammerhead shark were tracked for a period of 10.5 months. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

The movements of a scalloped hammerhead shark were monitored over a period of 10.5 months as it swam 2,082 miles (3,350 kilometers) in the Gulf of California. The shark likely swam in a school of fellow hammerheads at offshore islands and underwater volcanoes called seamounts during the day, but dived to greater depths at night to feed on fish and squid.

Karl Tate
LiveScience Infographic Artist
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.