Scientific name: Nebrius ferrugineus
Size: Up to 3,5 feet
Color: Fawn / Brown gray
Distinguishing feature: Fawn color, 2 dorsal fins very backwards, very small eyes, often lying on the bottom
Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives
The nurse shark is one of the sharks that can breathe without having to swim.
This shark can inspire with its larynx to suck its prey, it produces a sound comparable to the suction of the infant. Hence his name is nurse shark.
Mammals have a horizontal tail.
Fishes have a vertical fin.
Some sharks can stay motionless on the sand (white tips reef sharks, nurse sharks, etc.).
These sharks don't have to swim to bring oxygen to their gills like other sharks (grey, hammerheads tc.)
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!