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My name is Hammer, and I am a hammerhead shark. You can recognize me by the shape of my head. It’s looks like, you guessed it, a hammer!
My special head was designed by the Creator, but scientists still don’t fully know its purpose. Some think that maybe it allows for more space for important sensory organs to help me find my food. One of these special organs allows me to sense the electrical fields other animals give off. This helps me find my favorite meal, stingrays, which bury themselves under the sand. Another special design is that my hammerhead spreads my eyes far apart, letting me see farther and wider than most other sharks. As scientists continue studying sharks like me, they will learn even more amazing things that God designed my unique head to do. Our Creator’s designs are always amazing!
Here are some other cool facts about the hammerhead shark:
Class: Chondrichthyes (fish with cartilage, instead of bones)
Order: Carcharhiniformes (ground sharks)
Family: Sphyrnidae (a created kind that includes bonnethead and scoophead sharks)
Genus/Species: Sphyrna mokarran (Great hammerhead)
Size: 13–20 feet long
Weight: 500–1,000 lbs
Diet: Fish, stingrays, squid, octopuses, crustaceans
Habitat: Open and shallow tropical waters worldwide
I want to remind boys and girls to “nail” obedience. Jesus said that if we love Him, we’ll obey Him. Obeying God can sometimes be difficult, but we can rely on God to help us obey Him, no matter what.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15).
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