Definitions for "NURSE SHARK"
small bottom-dwelling shark of warm shallow waters on both coasts of North America and South America and from southeast Asia to Australia
a large, sluggish, docile marine creature that is generally harmless unless provoked
Ginglymostoma cirratum is a large, sluggish shark that is generally harmless unless provoked. It has very strong jaws, a stout body, and a wide head. They are dark gray on top, some with spots. They are nocturnal hunters that rest during the day in groups. Nurse sharks do well in captivity. Zoom Sharks Shark Glossary U-Z Click on an underlined word for more information on that subject. If the shark or shark term you are looking for is not in the dictionary, please e-mail us. Enchanted Learning® Over 20,000 Web Pages. Sample Pages for Prospective Subscribers