400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’
Scientists say they have found a Greenland shark that is about 400 years old - making it the longest-living vertebrate known.
James ༀ Barrett
This is a 392 years old Greenland Shark that was located in the Arctic Ocean. He's been wandering the ocean since 1627. Photo by Julius Nielsen.
This is such a super cool story researchers using radiocarbon dating determined this female shark was about 400 years old.
Scott D. Sampson
Whoa. Some Greenland sharks live to 400 years old: now the longest-living vertebrate - BBC News
400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’ - BBC News
"The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age of 150." Same here.