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8Dec/060

The Greenland Shark

Greenland SharkThe Greenland Shark is a fascinating and, due to it's habitat, rather mysterious creature. GEERG is at the forefront of documenting and understanding these incredible sharks which can grow up to 6 meters (20ft) long and live under the Arctic ice. The little we currently know about this species paints a tantalizing picture of the amazing natural world around us:

The only age analysis to date, by Norwegian researchers, pegs them growing about half a centimetre a year, which would put a seven metre adult at several hundred years old, easily beating the giant tortoise by decades, even centuries.1

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