Grey nurse sharks are found in temperate and tropical waters. They are typically found in shallow waters, such as shallow bays, surf zones, and near coral or rocky reefs. They have been sighted in waters as deep as 191 meters, but will most likely be seen in the surf zone to a depth of 60 meters. They are usually found near the bottom of the water column.
Range depth: 2 to 191 m.
Average depth: 60 meters m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; tropical ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: reef ; coastal
Other Habitat Features: estuarine
- Leneaweaver III, H., R. Backus. 1970. Natural History of Sharks. United States of America (philidelphia and New York): J.B. Lippincott Company.
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