In September, Nielsen shared a stomach-churning photo of the remains of a polar bear extracted from the stomach of a Greenland shark
The team also believes Greenland sharks
don't reach sexual maturity until they are 150 years old.
However, the Greenland shark
is particularly soft, and until now, thought to be undatable.
During 1936-48, Hansen (1963) applied brass tags, known as Petersen dises, to the jaw and pectoral fins of Greenland sharks
, Somniosus microcephalus, to study their growth and migrations in the Aretic.
"Given that the Greenland shark
is one of the largest carnivores in the world and the king of the food chain in the Arctic Ocean, it is almost unbelievable that we don't know if this shark lives to 20 years or to 1,000," says Campana, who studies shark aging.
According to the Shark Trust the Greenland shark
is "a massive species with a heavy cylindrical body and short rounded snout" that can sometimes be found off Scotland, in the North Sea and part of the English Channel.
grow to 23ft - bigger than the great whites of Jaws fame - and are so ferocious they even eat polar bears.
Although the very large (up to 7 m in total length [TL]) Greenland shark
(Somniosus microcephalus) may have the northernmost range documented for species of this genus, the range of the Pacific sleeper shark extends into the Bering Sea and past the Arctic Circle (Bright, 1959; Orlov, 1999; Orlov and Moiseev, 1998, 1999; Benz et al., 2004; Hulbert et al., 2006; Courtney and Sigler, 2007).
For more variety, participants go kayaking, like the locals do, and fish for arctic trout, salmon, and Greenland shark
- instead of fishing for compliments.
The Greenland shark
was already known to be the world's slowest swimming shark, but its sluggishness surprised the scientists.
The meat of a Greenland shark
is poisonous when eaten by People.
Now comes a report that says the Greenland shark
lives in the St.