25 Facts About Sharks

#10 – Hammerhead Sharks and Electricity

All living creatures, including humans, emit small electrical signals while they move or breathe. Now, there are some types of sharks, namely hammerheads, which can use electricity emitted by living beings to catch them as prey. How do these sharks pick up on these electrical impulses?

Well, hammerheads pick up on electrical signals by using thousands of small holes found in their feces, called Lorenzini’s Ampullae or Ampullae of Lorenzini.