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It’s warm and sunny.  We dinghy to Nathan’s Bay, a sandy beach on the Sea of Abaco on the north end of Elbow Cay.  Lots of sea life here.  Especially on the bottom of our dinghy.  Time for a good cleaning.

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We’ve brought it here to flip over and scrape off all this growth.  Wow.  Slows us down and is disgusting.

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All better now.

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Let’s go for a ride.  What’s that?  In the water ahead.

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It’s a nurse shark.

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Cruising the shallows.

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Nurse sharks are from 8 – 10  feet long, although some grow to 14’; they are rarely harmful to humans.

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This one’s on the prowl for sea snails, mollusks and small fish – they have lots of sharp, serrated teeth, but their mouths don’t open wide so they sort of slurp and suck their food in.

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We follow it for a while.

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Fascinating.  See a video at:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol4qv4FeSwE&t=10s

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Time to return to the harbor.

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What a gorgeous sunset tonight!

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