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Nurse Shark

Common Name Nurse Shark

Scientific Name Ginglymostoma cirratum

Species Fish

Family/Group Sharks



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Nurse Sharks live in shallow, tropical waters and they can reach a length of over 4 meters. They feed on crustaceans, molluscs, and smaller fish like sting rays. During daytime, Nurse Sharks often group together but remain inactive. They are nocturnal animals that hunt during night, mostly individually. They do not attack people unless they are directly threatened.

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