Who lives five hundred years: scientists have found a record-breaking longevity among vertebrates
- 12.08.2016, 18:55,
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Scientists said that the Greenland Shark is the most long-lived kind of vertebrates on Earth.
It is reported by Nature News
In the study, researchers conducted radiocarbon analysis of the eye lens and measured the body length of 28 Greenland sharks. As a result, it was found that the longest ones born 392 - 512 years ago, and shark lived on average about 272 years.
This state of affairs researchers explain low metabolism from the Greenland shark. In particular, the females of this species reach sexual maturity in only 150 years.