Skip to main content

Free Content Close Encounters with the Nurse Shark, Ginglymostoma Cirratum

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 112.3916015625 kb)
 

Abstract:

During the late 1940s, the writer experimented with the behavior of the nurse shark, Ginglymostoma cirrawm (Bonnaterre, 1788), This was done around the inshore reef at Palm Beach, Florida. Large nurse sharks would simply swim away when bothered; younger individuals would bite if not released promptly.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1997-07-01

More about this publication?
  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more