Shark week: Feds move to protect hammerheads

Jaws who?

Federal regulators are suggesting humans might present a greater danger to some sharks than the other way around.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on Wednesday moved to protect certain populations of scalloped hammerhead sharks.

The NMFS announced it is listing these sharks as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The agency is also looking for a critical habitat for these sharks, where they can remain safe from humans.

This comes after WildEarth Guardians and Friends of Animals petitioned the agency to protect these sharks. 

The rules go into effect in 60 days.

Check out this list of the Top 10 deadliest sharks.

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