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Some Greenland sharks alive today were born before the English Civil War

Not strictly ECW related though an intersting post

Greenland sharks live to 400 making them the world’s longest-lived vertebrates, scientists have discovered. By analysing changes caused by nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s, a team was able to accurately estimate the age of 28 female sharks for the first time – finding out the largest (therefore oldest) were 335 and 392 years old.

“The Greenland shark is among the longest-lived vertebrate species, surpassing even the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus, estimated longevity of 211 years),” researchers wrote in the journal Science.

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