Nurse Shark

Set of scaled elevation drawings of the Nurse Shark

Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostoma Cirratum) are a species of shark that moves slowly, are bottom-dwellers, and have a smooth gray-brown skin that sets them apart from other sharks. They live along the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. Nurse sharks ranked fourth in the documented shark attacks to humans.

They are nocturnal and rest along the seafloor during the day. The mouth of the Nurse Shark is filled with thousands of small sharp teeth and their diet consists of shrimp and squid. It is not exactly known what their current population trend is as it has been claimed as data deficient.

Collection of scaled drawings of Nurse Shark in various poses

Nurse Sharks have a total length between 7.5’-10’ (2.3-3 m) and an overall weight in the range of 200-330 lb (91-150 kg). The typical lifespan of the Nurse Shark is 15-25 years.

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Length:
7.5’-10’ | 2.3-3 m
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Weight:
200-330 lb | 91-150 kg
Speed:
Scientific Name:
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Lifespan:
15-25 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Nurse Shark side elevation, side (perspective), front, top

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Sharks are one of the oldest species on earth having outlived the dinosaurs with fossil records dating them back 400 million years. In their ecosystems, the carnivorous shark is usually the top of their food chain, but are being threatened by human activities and hunting.