Great White Sharks Live As Long As Humans

January 8, 2014 10:05 PM

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Great White Sharks Live As Long As Humans

Great white sharks can live almost as long as humans — 70 years or more — much longer than scientists previously thought.

"White sharks in the northwest Atlantic are considerably older than previous age estimates," some of which pegged the oldest great white sharks at around 23 years old, said study co-author Li Ling Hamady, an oceanography graduate student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

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