Why is it called a nurse shark?
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. nationalgeographic.com
Join Alexa Answers
Help make Alexa smarter and share your knowledge with the worldLEARN MORE