Great hammerhead highlights shark conservation

  • 12 July 2011
Great Hammerhead Shark Image copyright Reuters

Smile - it's a 4.5m-long great hammerhead shark, frozen in a special tank!

It's on display in Australia to promote shark conservation because, despite looking untouchable, the animals are endangered.

Like this hammerhead on show, the animals often die because they're caught accidentally by fishing gear.

The sharks are famous for their hammer-shaped head. It not only looks great, but it's also really useful.

It's thought it helps them get around easily to find their prey.