There are no documented cases of fatal nurse shark attacks in United States territorial waters. Nurse sharks have strong jaws and can deliver a painful bite when provoked but are g...
Nurse sharks range in length from about 75 centimeters for the short tail nurse shark to 4 meters in length for the other types of nurse sharks. The average weight of a 240 centimeter long nurse shark is 330 pounds. They are generally...
Ginglymostoma cirratum also known as the Nurse shark is a shark in the family
Ginglymostomatidae. Nurse sharks can reach a length of 3.08 m (10.1 ft).
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are nocturnal and live on the ocean bottom, sometimes in caves and crevices. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History , nurse shark
bites have increased in recent years due to an increase in dive operations involving feeding nurse sharks
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The nurse shark was first described by Bonnaterre (1788), as Squalus cirratus.
The current scientific combination, Ginglymostoma cirratum was first assigned by
The nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) is a large, sluggish, bottom-dwelling
shark that is generally harmless unless provoked. It has very strong jaws, a stout
The Nurse Shark is one of the coolest sharks in existence today, but due to shark
finning and overfishing, they are disappearing fast. Come learn more!
Nurse Shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum. The nurse shark is light yellowish-brown
to dark brown, sometimes have small dark spots. It has a flattened body and a ...
The nurse shark is most commonly found in the waters around central America,
although natural habitat of the nurse shark ranges from the North USA to Brazil ...