512 yr. old shark born in the 1500s?

December 13, 2017

 

Danish scientists found the ancient creature — which is believed to be 512 years old and is 18ft long.

 

The shark is the world's oldest vertebrate – an animal with a backbone – and may have been born in 1505, when King Henry VIII was just 14 years old.

 

According to the journal Science, Greenland sharks grow at just one cm a year.

 

So when they discovered a female shark measuring a whopping 18 feet, they knew this creature had to be incredibly old.

 

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