Nurse Shark Bracelet
Nurse Shark Bracelet
The scientific name for the nurse shark sounds like something Harry Potter said to defeat Voldermort: Ginglymostoma cirratum. The origin of the name "nurse shark" is unclear. It may come from the sucking sound they make when hunting for prey in the sand, which vaguely resembles that of a nursing baby. Or it may derive from an archaic word, nusse, meaning cat shark. The most likely theory though is that the name comes from the Old English word for sea-floor shark: hurse.
Nurse sharks are slow-moving bottom-dwellers and are, for the most part, harmless to humans. 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. Unlike most other sharks, nurses are smooth to the touch.
Nurse sharks are found in the warm, shallow waters of the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. They are abundant throughout their range and have no special conservation status, although the closeness of their habit to human activities is putting pressure on the species.
Planet Love Life has partnered with Sharks4Kids, a non-profit organization creating the next generation of shark advocates through education, outreach and adventure. And, in support of their cause, we are donating 10% from the sale of every Sharks 4 Kids charm bracelet and to this fintastic organization. We applaud their efforts and ask you to join us in support of their cause.
Our bracelets are handcrafted from recycled marine rope debris collected during beach cleanup projects. Each piece of salvaged rope is unique with slight variations in color and condition, caused by natural weathering. All bracelets are 100% waterproof. Join us in supporting this important cause by helping spread awareness of marine debris and its negative impacts on the environment.
Each bracelet purchased helps keep our oceans clean & represents the life of a marine animal saved from entanglement.
- Color: Orange / Blue Fleck
- Hardware: Stainless Steel
- Size: Adjustable (6 - 8" wrist)
- Rope Thickness: 9 mm
- Waterproof: YES
- Location Found: Cape Porpoise, Maine (Donated by Cape Porpoise Trading)
SOURCE: National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/n/nurse-shark/