Shark: Nurse Shark – Junior


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: Junior
  • Scientific Name: Ginglymostoma cirratum
  • Arrival Date: June 26, 2004
  • Location: Atlantic Shark tank
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: “Junior” is the smallest nurse shark in the Atlantic Shark tank.
  • Interesting Fact: “Junior” is a social shark and can be seen spending most of the day with the other nurse sharks. She is also seen in the tank residing near our southern stingray. “Junior” tends to be an awkward swimmer, so it’s not uncommon to see her with rust marks on her skin from occasionally bumping into the anchor in the exhibit.