A deadly hammerhead shark has been sighted in UK waters for the first ever time, scientists today revealed.
The predator, that has a distinctive hammer-shaped flattened head, was spotted in the Celtic Sea, between the south coast of Ireland and the south west of England.
Its appearance on the surface of the sea was fleeting but enough for two marine scientists to positively identify it.
The sighting comes a week after a marine expert predicted that some shark species such as the Great White and hammerhead could become regular visitors to British waters by 2050 due to rising sea temperatures. « less