Radiocarbon dating suggests white sharks can live 70 years and longer

Adult white sharks may live far longer than previously thought, according to a new study that used radiocarbon dating to determine age estimates for white sharks, also known as great whites, in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. This first successful radiocarbon age estimate study analyzed vertebrae samples from eight white sharks; the oldest male was 73, the oldest female 40, suggesting previous studies have significantly underestimated longevity in sharks.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/nnf…


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