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Here in the Bahamas we are lucky to have an abundance of Sharks as top predators. Nurse sharks Ginglymostoma cirratum are a very common sight on our reefs and they get quite large here. Nurse sharks are slow-moving bottom-dwellers and are, for the most part, harmless to humans. However, they can be huge—up to 14 feet (4.3 meters)—and have very strong jaws filled with thousands of tiny, serrated teeth. They use their strong jaws to crush and eat shellfish and even coral, but prefer to dine on fish, shrimp, and squid. They are gray-brown and have distinctive tail fins that can be up to one-fourth their total length. The abundance and size of the animals seen locally indicate a very healthy loc

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