Greenland is Home to 150-Year-Old Virgin Sharks
on 12 August 2016
Greenland's native shark species (Somniosus Microcephalus) lives to be incredibly old—researchers believe the oldest one they've found lived to be around 390 years old—and many of them remain virgins until they're 150 as they don't reach sexual maturity until then. Nearly the same size as a Great White shark, Greenland's sharks live hundreds of years longer and might only be beaten in longevity by a clam that can live to be 507 years old. Find out more about this creature (and why it lives as long as a wizard) at the Washington Post.