Fish – Nurse Shark
Friday, September 23rd, 2022
The Nurse Shark is a common coastal bottom-dwelling shark, found in tropical and subtropical waters around the continental shelves. The Nurse is frequently found at depths of one meter or less, but it is not uncommon for Nurse Sharks to venture down to depths of 12 meters.
Nurse commonly habitat reefs, channels between mangrove islands and sand flats, where food is in abundance. The Nurse Shark preys on fish, shrimp, sea urchins, the occasional octopus, and stingrays, and as with many other species of shark, the fast reactions and stealthy approach of the Nurse Shark mean that the shark is easily able to have a meal.