'Oldest living shark' discovered - and it's believed to be 512 years old



A gigantic Greenland shark may be the oldest living vertebrate in the world.
It has been claimed the shark could be an astonishing 512 years old.
The Greenland shark, also known as the gurry shark, or grey shark, is a large shark of the family Somniosidae ("sleeper sharks").
It has the longest known lifespan of all vertebrate species, and is among the largest species of shark.
Staggeringly, one of a group of 28 analysed by scientists is believed to be alive some 500 years ago.
Experts used its length - 18 ft - and radiocarbon dating to determine its age as between 272 and 512... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Regional West, Views: 30
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