Shark: Nurse Shark – Dark Nurse


Shark Adoption Kit Includes:
animal plush
personalized certificate
5×7 color photo of your animal
personality card on your animal
information packet
pewter pin
two complimentary passes to the aquarium
discount coupon for an animal encounter

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  • Nickname: Dark Nurse
  • Scientific Name: Ginglymostoma cirratum
  • Arrival Date: April 22, 2000
  • Location: Atlantic Shark tank
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: “Dark Nurse” is darker in color than the other nurse sharks in the Atlantic Shark tank. He also has dark brown markings on his right pectoral (bottom) fin. “Dark Nurse” is the largest nurse shark in our Atlantic Shark tank.
  • Interesting Fact: : “Dark Nurse” is often seen lying on the bottom of the tank with the other two nurse sharks, “Light Nurse” and “Junior”. He also spends time resting on the bottom with the southern stingray.