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400 year-old Greenland shark is the oldest vertebrate on the planet!

Posted by Jonathan Green on

Grey, plump and growing to lengths of around five metres, the Greenland shark is one of the world’s largest carnivores. With a reported growth rate of less than one centimetre a year, they were already thought to be long-lived creatures, but just how long they lived for was something of a mystery.

That is, until Julius Nielsen and an international team of researchers set about determining the age...

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Slow-moving killer

Posted by Jonathan Green on

The Greenland shark is one of the slowest-moving fish ever recorded and has been found with reindeer, polar bears, and fast-moving seals in its stomach. It's thought that Greenland sharks prey upon sleeping seals, which snooze in the water to avoid polar bears.


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