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In the waters of the North Atlantic caught a shark by the age of 500 years

NEWS PLANET 17.12.2017 at 20:11

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Scientists in the waters of the North Atlantic was found a shark that lives for five centuries. She was born approximately in the first half of the sixteenth century. It turns out that she's older than Shakespeare.

the Greenland shark is a creature with the longest lifespan. The biologist Julius Nielsen shared that a shark following in the last two years. However, no one assumed that she is five hundred years. Scientists offhand give her 200-300 years, but not anymore.

this sharks age determined by analysis of the eye lens held in the Norwegian Arctic University.

Experts say that, by itself, Greenland sharks are slow — moving creatures. During the year they grow only 2-3 cm, therefore, become sexually Mature only to one hundred and fifty years. These sea creatures have a calm nature. The number of attacks on humans can be counted on the fingers of one hand. In addition, the Greenland shark is easy to learn, because they, unlike relatives, did not resist when fishing.