In the mid-Atlantic region the scalloped hammerhead undergoes seasonal migrations, overwintering in warmer Gulf Stream waters south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. These fish arrive in Virginia coastal waters in June, and later migrate south along the coast from August to October.
Approximately 14 feet (4.2 meters) total length
Inhabits warm-temperate and tropical coastal waters worldwide. Western Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Menhaden, mullets, flounders, sciaenids (drums), crustaceans, stingrays, and small sharks.
Surf zone to Gulf Stream (0-600 feet)