Greenland sharks are the oldest known living vertebrates. Back in 2016, researchers found a Greenland shark who’s age was an estimated 400 years. I know this isn’t very exciting news for us common folk, but imagine 400 years for a second. How old do you think that is? Let me help you get a picture.
This shark was alive when the Ming dynasty ended. I want you to think about that fact for a moment. Just think about it. How absurd does that sound?
This shark was alive when the United Kingdom was formed.
This shark was lurking beneath the ocean when the Taj Mahal was being built.