Jupiter divers rescue nurse shark

JUPITER, Fla. - Scuba Works does a pier cleanup for the Juno Pier in conjunction with Loggerhead Marinelife Center. On one of  its last cleanups one of the dive masters, Travis Slusher, found about a 12" nurse shark lying lifeless on the bottom.

Travis scooped it up to discover a hair tie had been wrapped around the shark's neck. Carefully Travis, along his dive buddy Amy Lesh, cut the hair tie. The shark had developed a small laceration from where the hair tie had been restricting its eating and breathing.

Luckily, thanks to Scuba Works and its great staff, the nurse shark quickly came back to its normal self and swam away with plenty of spunk! In addition to saving yet another shark, Scuba Works collected over 125 lbs. of trash from underneath the Juno Pier.


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