The sharks that could live for 400 years

August 12, 2016 10:48 AM

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The sharks that could live for 400 years

LONDON -- Spare a thought for a shark that had to wait 150 years to have sex. Now, imagine that she hit that milestone about the time of the American Revolutionary War -- and she was still swimming around a couple years ago.

With a natural growth rate of less than half an inch per year, scientists always knew Greenland sharks were ancient, but as CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports, by studying some that got caught up in fishing nets, they've been granted a closer look.

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