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Some Sharks Live for 500 Years, What Can We Learn From Them?


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Channel: Seeker
Categories: Biology   |   Environmental   |   Science  
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Sharks aren’t just here for one week, some have been swimming in our oceans for centuries! Here’s how scientists discovered their crazy long life spans.

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Many Sharks Live a Century—Longer Than Thought
“By reviewing 53 previously studied populations of sharks, Harry revealed that the ages of 30 percent of those populations are underestimated.”

The epic history of sharks
“Sixty-five million years ago most of the dinosaurs were wiped out. Many other animals died too but sharks lived on.”

272-Year-Old Shark Is Longest-Lived Vertebrate on Earth
“The animal, native to the cold, deep waters of the North Atlantic, can live to at least 272 years—and possibly to the ripe old age of 500.”


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