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.
We’ve brought it here to flip over and scrape off all this growth. Wow. Slows us down and is disgusting.
All better now.
Let’s go for a ride. What’s that? In the water ahead.
It’s a nurse shark.
Cruising the shallows.
Nurse sharks are from 8 – 10 feet long, although some grow to 14’; they are rarely harmful to humans.
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.
We follow it for a while.
Fascinating. See a video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol4qv4FeSwE&t=10s
Time to return to the harbor.
What a gorgeous sunset tonight!