A centuries-old shark discovered near Greenland is the world’s longest-living vertebrate species — Quartz

By carbon dating Greenland sharks that had been killed in the commercial fish surveys between 2010 and 2013, Danish researchers proved that the species has a longer lifespan than any other species with a backbone (it’s pretty tough to beat the “immortal” Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish). How does the shark manage to live so long? Well,…

via A centuries-old shark discovered near Greenland is the world’s longest-living vertebrate species — Quartz

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