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Whale sharks may live up to a century

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Beautifully patterned with white spots and stripes, the 60-foot-long whale shark is the largest—and one of the most striking—fish in the sea. Though it’s beloved by ecotourists and native to temperate oceans the world over, very little is known about these behemoths—including how long they live.

Recent investigations into other shark species have revealed astounding life-spans: The Greenland shark, for example, can live nearly 300 years, longer than any other vertebrate on Earth. (Many more sharks, such as the great white, near the 100-year mark.)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/04/whale-sharks-bomb-dating-age/

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zygote

The Greenland shark eh? Incredible creatures. I was reading they can have a potential lifespan of up to 500 years. 500 years!! :w00t:

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Aardvark-DK

Was about to mention the Greenland shark aswell. it is has such a slow metabolism, that it should be able to live for hundreds of years...

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