10 Dec Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Swim on Their Side with Diel Shifts in Roll Magnitude and Periodicity
Scalloped hammerhead sharks like to look at the world sideways. Mark Royer from the University of Hawaii’s shark lab recently published a paper showing that scalloped hammerhead sharks spend most of their time swimming on their side. Like the great hammerhead sharks, they do this rolling behavior to reduce their cost of transport while traveling. You can unlock so many mysteries of animal behavior with multi-sensor tags, we love seeing the @WildlifeComputers Daily Diary tag put to work on these cool animals.