Fact Friday

Nurse sharks, unlike most other sharks, pump water over their gills to get oxygen. This adaptation allows them to spend most of their time lying on the seafloor. New research shows that this “sluggish lifestyle” uses 18% of the energy of other sharks and may help nurse sharks thrive.

Photo Credit: João Monteiro

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Below are online student worksheets that will reinforce and extend the knowledge you will learn in each unit of the Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum. There are three types of worksheets: Lessons, Watch It! worksheets that accompany educational YouTube videos, and Read It! worksheets that accompany our blogs.