Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) denticles: A photograph of the skin of a nurse shark taken with a scanning electron microscope. The nurse shark is one of the common Florida sharks. It is also a common shark in aquariums. It is a large shark, often reaching 8 ½ ft. and some 250 pounds. Reports of nurse sharks twice that size are mythological. The nurse shark is very common around the Florida coral reefs, where it feeds mainly on fishes. Nurse sharks are active by night. They spend the day peacefully resting in coral reefs, often with their heads in a hole.
These beautiful nurse shark denticle images are 8″ X 10″, black and white prints on archival quality paper suitable for framing. We are delighted to bring you these prints from The Sharks of North America- which serves as a standard reference on sharks for the twenty-first century.