A diver swims alongside a Greenland shark, a rarely-seen species that looks like it has been etched from stone. They can survive for more than 200 years at depths of up to 600 metres under Arctic ice. They grow to long and are so fearsome they hav
These incredible Greenland Sharks can survive for more than 200 years at depths of up to 600 metres under Arctic ice. Bigger than the notorious great white, they grow to long and are so fearsome they have even been known to eat polar bears.
Types of Sharks: a Mammal or Fish? About Facts and Other Interesting Questions
The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) can grow to 24 feet and thanks to antifreeze elements in its system its meat is poisonous to humans. Photo Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U.
400-year-old Greenland shark is oldest vertebrate animal
Science - The New York Times. Meet the Greenland Shark. It Could Be the Longest-Living Vertebrate. Researchers used radiocarbon dating of the eye lenses of these lazy-looking predators to estimate that they have a life expectancy of at least 272 years.