Hammerheads are one of the medium sized species of sharks, which make them an easy target for fishermen. Their fins are a delicacy. As a result of overfishing, hammerhead numbers have fallen drastically in many of their habitats. Fishermen usually cut off their fins and toss the remainder of the fish into the sea to die a horrible death. Loss of habitat is another danger to these sharks. Because of widespread uncontrolled hunting, hammerheads are considered an "endangered" species. Unless hunting them is stopped soon, these species may become extinct very soon.