Trout are the primary target on the flats this month, but it is mixed bag fishing with pompano, jacks, ladyfish, bonnethead
sharks and even a few cobia likely to show also.
Meet the bonnethead
shark, a member of the hammerhead shark genus Sphyrna in the family Sphyrnidae.
The boat putters back to the bobbing cork and the students hook the net and pull out two wriggling mature male bonnethead
sharks about two feet long.
sharks, blacktip sharks, leopard sharks, zebra sharks, small white-spotted bamboo sharks, many snakes (including boa constrictors), and fifty species of lizards can all reproduce without males.
Latitudinal variation in life-history traits of bonnethead
sharks, Sphyrna tiburo (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae) from the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Conversely, the whitenose shark (Nasolamia velox) and scalloped bonnethead
(Sphyrna corona) were caught during 1983-1984 but were absent in our surveys.
Carlson J K, Parsons GR (1997) Age and growth of the bonnethead
sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, from northwest Florida, with comments on clinal variation.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is now home to the smallest members of the hammerhead shark family - the bonnethead
or shovelhead sharks.
sharks from the Caribbean seas average 30-50 inches (70-127cm) in length and weigh up to 24 pounds (10.
Researchers examined three species of sharks - blacktip, bonnethead
and nurse sharks - in an artificial flow channel inside the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida.
lt;10 mm) to bonnethead
shark Sphyrna tiburo (>1,000 mm).
BMAA was detected in 23 of 29 fin samples and in all species tested--nurse, great hammerhead, lemon, bull, bonnethead
, blacknose, and blacktip sharks--at concentrations of 144-1,836 ng/mg wet weight.