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Noun1.bonnethead - small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped headbonnethead - small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries
hammerhead shark, hammerhead - medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous
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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.
A purely carnivorous animal should have no mechanism to digest plants, but if the bonnethead sharks eat seagrass regularly, they should have enzymes for this purpose," the scientists addded.
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.
Bonnethead 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.
Carlson J K, Parsons GR (1997) Age and growth of the bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, from northwest Florida, with comments on clinal variation.
The bonnethead sharks from the Caribbean seas average 30-50 inches (70-127cm) in length and weigh up to 24 pounds (10.
Residency and movement patterns of bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, in a large Florida estuary.
Also in the tank with Justin and the Aqualillies were zebra and bonnethead sharks.
Similarly, blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus Valenciennes), Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus), and bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo Linnaeus) were only collected in subtidal oyster reef and nonvegetated bottom habitats (Table 4).
The other fishes that we tested are senorita wrasses (Oxyjulis californica), bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo), mummichogs, or killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus), and pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides).
The Bonnethead sharks are the latest arrivals at the National Sealife Centre in Bray, Co Wicklow.
Like the scalloped hammerheads, the bonnethead sharks are also able to communicate between each other by means of a complex body language: Researchers Arthur A.