The Caribbean Reef Shark and Nurse Shark


The Caribbean Reef Shark can measure up to 3 meters in length. This length makes them one of the largest apex predators in the reef ecosystem. They can be identified by their streamline shape, dark grey or grey brown color, an anal and caudal fin, their snout is short and round. This creature is closely related to the nurse shark. Both animals are bottom dwelling and both can be found in tropical and subtropical waters. Nocturnal animals, they hunt almost exclusively in the night. They stay stationary in the water by pumping water through their mouths and out their gills. Mating season occurs June through July.