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Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)

We tend to think of vertebrates as living about as long as we do, give or take 50 to 100 years. Marine species are likely to be very long-lived, but determining their age is particularly difficult. Nielsen et al. used the pulse of carbon-14 produced by nuclear tests in the 1950s--specifically,... Full description

1st Person: Julius Nielsen
Additional Persons: Rasmus B Hedeholm; Jan Heinemeier; Peter G Bushnell; Jørgen S Christiansen; Jesper Olsen; Christopher Bronk Ramsey; Richard W Brill; Malene Simon; Kirstine F Steffensen; John F Steffensen
Source: in Science Vol. 353, No. 6300 (2016), p. 702-704
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2016
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