white tip reef shark

Nurse Shark

This Shark’s skin is very rough and it feels like sandpaper, a very characteristic trade of this species. The Nurse Shark has two conspicuous barbs in between her nostrils, which she uses to find food on the sandy bottoms, hence its name: her barbs look like nurse’s forceps, just like in surgery!

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  • The nursing sharks sprawled on the glass at the usual feeding time, just waiting for their snack! It's the only time you'll get to see them at the top of the Aquarium. Did you know that they recognize their feeding times?
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