Wednesday, December 21, 2016

400 Year Old Greenland Shark - Oldest Verterbrate Animal

She was born during the reign of James I, was a youngster when René Descartes set out his rules of thought and the great fire of London raged, saw out her adolescent years as George II ascended the throne, reached adulthood around the time that the American revolution kicked off, and lived through two world wars. Living to an estimated age of nearly 400 years, a female Greenland shark has set a new record for longevity, scientists have revealed.

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Photograph: Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Creative/Getty Images

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