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Nurse Shark
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Family Name:
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Size:
2 - 13 Feet
Color:
brown-grey
Diet:
fish, shrimp, squid, octopus, lobsters and sea urchins
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Nurse Shark

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Nurse Shark Description
  The Nurse Shark is a sluggish bottom dweller, that is rarely aggressive unless provoked. It has a stout body, obvious barbels, and strong jaws.Behind each eye it has a spiracle, a special organ that takes in water for breathing when the shark is at rest on the ocean bottom. It is a nocturnal hunter and often rests during the day. This is one shark that does well in captivity.
 
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