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Scientists Discover Vertebrate That Lives 272 Years

The Conservative Tribune has been caught in fake news scandal.  Scientists discovered that the Greenland shark lives to be 272 years old.  The CT had reported that it was Diane Feinstein.  The Greenland shark is one of the biggest sharks known to man and it has been revealed that they are not sexually active until they reach 156 years old.  (Hmm..It could have been Feinstein)  Scientists had been able to determine the age by using an advanced form of carbon dating.

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The testing that determined the age was done on only one shark and some think they could live as long as 500 years.  Consider this, if the shark was truly 272 years old, it would have been born in 1745.

From The Conservative Tribune:

A team of researchers conducted a study last year that has been able to produce these incredible figures.

Their findings were published in the journal Science, and lead author doctoral student Julius Nielsen, of the University of Copenhagen and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, explained their methodology in determining the age of these amazing creatures.

“We used established radiocarbon methods but combined them in a new way,” he said according to the U.K. Express. “This approach, along with the extraordinary ages for these sharks, makes this study highly unusual.

“Greenland sharks are among the largest carnivorous sharks on the planet, and their role as an apex predator in the Arctic ecosystem is totally overlooked. By the thousands, they accidentally end up as by-catch across the North Atlantic, and I hope that our studies can help to bring a greater focus on the Greenland shark in the future.

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