In Boca Raton, Florida, a woman was taken to hospital with a two-foot long nurse shark attached to her arm. It would not let go, even after it had died. Paramedics used a splint board to support the woman’s arm and the shark as she was taken away from the beach on Sunday afternoon. Nurse sharks are common along the US East Coast. They can grow to 14 feet, are slow-moving and can remain motionless on the sea bed. They are know to bite if stepped on or bothered.