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Eastern blue groper
Grey nurse shark Silver perch
Murray crayfish



We're big sharks with long bodies that are bronze on top and pale underneath. We also have reddish brown spots on our upper body and tail fin. Our two upper dorsal fins are about the same size.

We grow to more than 3 metres in length and become adults when we're around 2.2 metres.

Check out this photo of a grey nurse shark. Click on it for a bigger image.

My fellow grey nurse sharks might look fierce but we're generally harmless. Like you humans we will defend ourselves if someone tries to attack us.

 

 

 




We live in subtropical and temperate waters off the NSW coast. We roam over large areas of the coast but we're known to feed, mate and have our pups at a small number of locations.

We eat a variety of fish like kingfish, jewfish, bonito and yellowtail. Our teeth are pointy so we can hold the fish in our mouths and then we swallow the fish whole.

Female grey nurse sharks normally give birth to two pups once every two years after a pregnancy of about nine to 12 months. The pups are born at about 1 metre in length.

We can stay almost motionless at the bottom of the sea where divers often come and watch us.



Definitely not. Our numbers have gone down in recent decades and we're listed as endangered. It's illegal to catch or harm us.

 

 

 

 

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