‘Just In: Is This Shark 500 Years Old?’ (2017)

Greenland shark is world's oldest

Danish scientists reckoned this Greenland shark was 512 years old–born when Henry VIII was just fourteen. Wow.

Just In: Is This Shark 500 Years Old?

Greenland sharks can live under the polar ice cap and occasionally come down as far south as the St. Lawrence River. They can grow up to 20 feet long, but they’re most closely related to dogfish–the little sharks you catch when you’re trying to catch something else.

Five hundred years old would make this shark the oldest living vertebrate on the planet.

One wonders how long some of the dinosaurs lived.

2 comments on “‘Just In: Is This Shark 500 Years Old?’ (2017)

  1. Not only is he 500 years old, but he’s a deadbeat to boot. He borrowed 500 bucks from my great, great, great, great, great grandpa and never paid back even one cent. 🙂

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