These incredible Greenland Sharks can survive for more than 200 years at depths of up to 600 metres under Arctic ice. Bigger than the notorious great white, they grow to long and are so fearsome they have even been known to eat polar bears.
A diver swims alongside a Greenland shark, a rarely-seen species that looks like it has been etched from stone. They can survive for more than 200 years at depths of up to 600 metres under Arctic ice. They grow to long and are so fearsome they hav
The Greenland shark can live to be 400 years old. Researchers discovered this longevity by carbon dating the sharks’ eyes based on the fallout from nuclear bomb testing in the which means there are sharks in the ocean that were born before the.
We don’t know much about what Greenland sharks do, but we do know that whatever they do, they do it painfully slowly – and this results in an astonishingly long lifespan. Peter Bushnell and his colleagues recently published a landmark study in Science that reveals just how long these enigmatic sharks live.