nurse shark is the bottom feeder in the shark world. They
are also very harmless to people but you shouldn't try to
agrevate this beautiful animal as it has very strong jaws
and can defend itself very well. The skin on this shark
is gray-brown and many of them have white spots on the top
portion of their body. Most sharks are rough to touch but
the nurse shark feels soft if touched by the human hand.
Nurse sharks are also one of the few shark groups that live
well in captivity.
Nurse sharks can grow to about 2-13 feet long and the record
size for this shark was 14 feet. Nurse sharks eat bottom-dwelling
fish, squid, shrimp, octopus, crabs, sea snails, lobster,
sea urchins and coral. This animal is a nocturnal hunter
which means that it does most of its hunting at night. Nurse
sharks congregate in schools and rest slugishly at the bottom
of the ocean during the day.