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Fact of the Day: Tawny Nurse Shark

(Credit: David Burdick)

The tawny nurse shark is a nocturnal shark, swimming and hunting during the night and returning to the same location to rest during the day. These bottom-dwelling sharks typically look for small overhangs, caves or other slightly protected areas as their resting grounds and occasionally even rest in groups. Tawny nurse sharks are known to be docile and generally ignore humans unless provoked.

Check out how these sharks hunt for their prey -- Or explore some different ocean animals! And of course, check back tomorrow for another FOTD!

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