Here we see the beautiful and unagressive nurse shark.
Nurse sharks can be found in the eastern Pacific, from Mexico to Peru; western Atlantic, from Rhode Island, USA, to southern Brazil; and tropical West Africa. Nurse sharks can grow to 14 feet in length, but most rarely grow longer than 10 feet.
The nurse shark is a very shy shark and not considered dangerous to man.
They have small, strong teeth designed for cracking open shellfish. They also know a neat trick... they can suck out small prey from between rocks!
The things that look like fangs hanging from the nurse shark's mouth aren't fangs at all! Actually, those "fangs" are very soft tissue like "fingers" that the nurse shark uses as a sense of touch.
Okay, now that we have swam with and learned about the nurse shark lets go see what other kinds of sharks we can find!
Click Herman to swim on...