Visited our new Open Sea exhibit yet? One of the most popular species is the scalloped hammerhead shark. No one knows for sure why its head is shaped that way. Perhaps it gives the shark added lift and lets it make sharper turns than other sharks. The location of the eyes may also allow better stereoscopic vision. The broad shape of the head enables the shark’s sensing organs, called the ampullae of Lorenzini, to find prey buried in the sand (such as stingrays).