Ocean Science Fact: Some sharks living today were born in the 1600s

Some shark species can live very long lives. The Greenland shark, which lives in the Artic, has the longest known lifespan of all vertebrate species.  It can live for over 400 years, and potentially much longer.

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Source: Nielsen et al., 2016

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