Nurse sharks have a very large second dorsal fin, long paddle shaped caudle fin and very small dotty eyes. Its pectoral fins look almost “angel like” if viewed from above. They grow to lengths of 9-10 feet and can be found in shallow waters, reefs, rubble bottoms, and are mostly seen lying on the bottom during the day as they are nocturnal by nature. They feed on crabs, shrimps, lobsters, and octopuses along with fish.
They are usually very docile and when left alone and encounters are relaxed and can last for some time if the shark is not harassed.
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