MERMAID MINUTE #10: Caribbean Reef Sharks! Cristina Zenato, Shark Dancer, does Tonic Immobility

MERMAID MINUTE #10: Caribbean Reef Sharks! Cristina Zenato, Shark Dancer, does Tonic ImmobilityDo you LOVE MERMAIDS? This is Episode #10 of the Mermaid Minute, the only ocean education web series hosted by a mermaid who loves science! Mermaid Linden created this for kids and anyone who LOVES OUR OCEANS! Let’s learn about CARIBBEAN REEF SHARKS! One of the most common sharks in the Caribbean, these sharks are beautiful and sleek, reaching up to 10 feet (3 meters) in length. Caribbean Reef sharks DO NOT EAT PEOPLE. They feed on bony fish, stingrays and other critters on the reef. These sharks can experience something called TONIC IMMOBILITY. When their nose is rubbed by a highly trained diver in a NEPTUNIC SHARKSUIT, they go into a trance-like state! CRISTINA ZENATO, known as the SHARK DANCER, is an expert on this phenomenon and has been working with Caribbean Reef Sharks for more than

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