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Nurse Shark

Ginglymostoma cirratum


The nurse shark, (Ginglymostoma cirratum), is a shark in the nurse sharks (Ginglymostomatidae) family, the only member of its genus Ginglymostoma. Nurse sharks can reach a length of 4.3 m (14 ft) and a weight of 330 kg (730 lb).[2]

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1 Comment

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Great series!

KarenL 5 years ago

Fun fact! Nobody is sure how the nurse shark got its name, but one theory is that it is because of the sucking noise it makes when hunting its prey in the sand, which is said to sound like a nursing baby!

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Lat: 3.93, Long: 73.47

Spotted on Feb 7, 2014
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014

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