Fin - the nurse shark

Shark Stories

Fin the friendly Nurse shark is a well-known individual among local divers and has many, many, many names. SHE (not he) has a distinctive scar on her mouth, probably from a hook encounter years ago. She lives on the West Side of Grand Cayman and comes very close to divers, sometimes staying with a group of divers for the entire dive.

Figure: Local Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) called Fin on the West side of Grand Cayman.

Figure: Local Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) called Fin on the West side of Grand Cayman.

Photo Credit: Amanda Nicholls

Karen Singh