Monday, 15 Aug 2016

The Animal That Lives 272 Years - Greenland shark

As per the paper 'Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)' published in the journal Science (Published 12/08/2016) - an international team of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen has found that the Greenland shark has a life expectancy of at least 272 years. This discovery shows it is the longest living vertebrate known to science, exceeding even bowhead whales, turtles and tortoises.

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Date: 15 Aug 2016 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 1238/Rating:5

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