400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’

August 12, 2016 12:18 AM

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400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’

Greenland sharks are now the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, scientists say.

Researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine the ages of 28 of the animals, and estimated that one female was about 400 years old.

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