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James ༀ Barrett
This is a 392 years old Greenland Shark that was located in the Arctic Ocean. He's been wandering the ocean since 1627. Photo by Julius Nielsen.
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Isabella Angelina Carlizzi Apr 5
Replying to @JimBarrett
it's something horrible looks like a zombie but I don't understand how age can be known with this absolute precision
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James ༀ Barrett Apr 5
Replying to @lacarlizz
The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age of 150. They established that the largest shark - a 5m-long female - was extremely ancient (it's a she, not a he - my wrong).
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Linda Dearnley Apr 5
Replying to @JimBarrett @PTeach111
How do you know? Not being sarcastic, wondering.
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James ༀ Barrett Apr 5
Replying to @lindyjd63 @PTeach111
The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age of 150. They established that the largest shark - a 5m-long female - was extremely ancient (it's a she, not a he - my wrong).
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Pedro Pizano (Peter) Apr 6
Replying to @JimBarrett
The photographer himself places it at 130-150 years old and the Science piece gives a range from 272 to 512. It seems that this FB page made up the 392 number randomly . Great tweet though. (Pic from a diff. article and date from a diff Fb post).
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James ༀ Barrett Apr 6
Replying to @PedroPizano
But you did not see the BBC piece from 2016? "Because radiocarbon dating does not produce exact dates, they believe that she could have been as "young" as 272 or as old as 512. But she was most likely somewhere in the middle, so about 400 years old."
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John Edwin Mason Apr 4
Replying to @JimBarrett
I wonder who cursed this poor fish. Doomed to wander the seas forever. Echoes of the Flying Dutchman.
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James ༀ Barrett Apr 4
Replying to @johnedwinmason
I think the experience of time could be somewhat different. We as humans are trapped in a mechanical timescape, with a constructed symbolic world of images and objects that regulate everything from our emotions to our bodies. A shark on the other hand may be different.
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Steven Gale Apr 4
Replying to @JimBarrett
It was a female shark, but whatever...
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James ༀ Barrett Apr 4
Replying to @StevenGale8
Yes, it was missed in the source I got it from.....but yes....seems like she is.
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