“400-year-old Greenland shark is oldest vertebrate animal”

A Greenland shark near the surface after its release from the research vessel Sanna in northern Greenland.

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She was born during the reign of James I, was a youngster when René Descartes set out his rules of thought and the great fire of London raged, saw out her adolescent years as George II ascended the throne, reached adulthood around the time that the American revolution kicked off, and lived through two world wars. Living to an estimated age of nearly 400 years, a female Greenland shark has set a new record for longevity, scientists have revealed.

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