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Occurrence record: 262

of Ginglymostoma cirratum | Nurse shark recorded on 2015-04-24


Data resource SharkBase
Occurrence ID 262
Basis of record Not supplied
Sex unknown
Individual count 1
License CC-BY-NC-Int
Occurrence remarks In approximately 10 feet of water on a grassy, flat reef system that is frequented by juvenile green sea turtles, sharks of any kind not often present.
Occurrence status present
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Record date 2015-04-24
Supplied date "Fri Apr 24 00:00:00 AEST 2015"
Date precision Day


Scientific name Ginglymostoma cirratum
Taxon rank [rank not known]
Common name Nurse shark
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric No match
Name parse type wellformed


Locality Deerfield Beach, FL
Latitude 26.31167
Longitude -80.072269
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Water body Atlantic Ocean
Coordinate precision Unknown

Additional properties

conditions Calm
dcterms:bibliographic citation Kempster RM and Egeberg CA (2015). SharkBase citizen science global chondrichthyan sighting database. Support Our Sharks Ocean Conservation Society. Version 2015.07. (consulted on 29/06/2015)
sighting type Diving/Snorkelling
visibility Excellent

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    Supplied coordinates centre of state Passed
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