The islands of the Exumas offer plenty of shelter and opportunity for juvenile nurse sharks. Not to mention the endless visibility and breathtaking views. This nurse shark art will look spectacular in your beach home.
This product measures 20″ x 10″. This limited edition giclée print is signed and numbered by Christopher Smart.
Nurse Shark Facts:
The Nurse Shark, also known as the Ginglymostoma cirratum, gets its name from Greek Roots. It may come from the strange sucking sounds they make when searching for prey in the sand. As with all sharks, this giant fish is incredibly interesting and very important to the delicate marine ecosystem, especially near fragile coral reefs.
They can get quite large with a length of up to 4.5 meters (15ft) as adults. These large creatures reach weights as high as 150 kilograms (330 pounds). Typically, they live to between 25 and 35 years of age.
While most fish, including sharks, must keep moving in order to breath, Nurse Sharks can remain motionless while resting on the sea floor by facing against the flow of water and pumping the water through their mouths and gills.