Nurse Shark Ginglymostoma cirratum

Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark
The Nurse Shark, a large brown shark with prominent barbels on its mouth, is native to tropical coasts and reefs of the western and eastern Atlantic and eastern (American) Pacific Oceans.
Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark
The underside is pale. It grows to over 3 metres long. Mainly nocturnal, the Nurse Shark spends most of the day resting.
Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark
It has a small underside mouth but a strong suction capability when capturing its prey, mainly fish. It is vulnerable from intentional fishing and unintentional bycatch.