Nurse Sharks in Nicaragua

At Atlantic White Shark Conservancy we love all sharks!  We just returned from Nicaragua where we spent most of the week underwater and had some quality time with nurse sharks. In the past we have seen them settled on the bottom, so it was great to watch them in action on this trip! Unlike great white sharks, nurse sharks don’t need to swim forward in order to breathe. Nurse sharks can suck water into their mouths and pump it over their gills.

 

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