Could a shark be the longest-lived vertebrate? — Science, simply

Until recently scientists thought that the longest-living vertebrate (a creature with a spine) was a bowhead whale, which was known to have lived to 211 years. But this week a team led by Julius Nielsen of the University of Copenhagen announced that they had successfully determined the age of a Greenland shark as being (wait […]

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