They don’t work in a hospital but they might
draw blood! I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! The Nurse shark is a somewhat sluggish shark
that is often seen resting on the bottom. Far from being a medical professional, this
shark’s common name is derived from the Old-English word for a “sea floor” shark: “Hurse” The Nurse shark reaches about 10 feet in length
but generally ignores people. They are considered totally harmless unless divers annoy them–in
which case they actually can bite. The teeth are small but numerous. The Nurse shark’s small mouth is sometimes
used to feed by suction. Its favorite food is the conch, which the shark can slurp right
out of the shell! If you like sharks, check out our other exciting
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