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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Scientists Discover 512 Y.O. Shark, Which Makes It The Oldest Living Vertebrate On The Planet


Can there really be a living creature that’s over five centuries old? It may seem impossible, but scientists have discovered one such beast living in the Northern Atlantic Ocean: a Greenland Shark.

It’s long been known that this particular shark is older than most, but scientists had no idea just how old he was until recently. Now that they’ve pinpointed his age to be 512 years old, he’s claimed the title of world’s oldest living vertebrate.

To read more on this story, click here: Scientists Discover 512 Y.O. Shark, Which Makes It The Oldest Living Vertebrate On The Planet


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