Diver follows nurse shark to its lair off Mexico

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Nov. 2, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A diver off the coast of Mexico set out to find a nurse shark and ended up following one of the creatures to its undersea lair.

Christian Hauser posted a video to YouTube of a recent dive off the Caletas Beach Hideaway, located near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The video shows Hauser and his diving companions encounter a nurse shark underwater and follow it to its lair beneath a rock formation.

"While diving near the Caletas Beach Hideaway near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, we encountered a solo nurse shark (Ginglymostomatidae), and followed it to its lair," Hauser wrote in the video's description. "Days before the encounter, we were told there were sharks in the area (south of Banderas Bay). We set on a mission to find theses sharks, this was the outcome. Nurse sharks can reach up to over 3 meters."

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