GREENLAND — News claiming that scientists found a Greenland shark that is 512 years old and possibly the oldest living creature is way off mark.
The Science study they all link too is actually from last summer. Writing on Instagram, the study's lead author Julius Nielsen said, "Please note that we have not found any sharks to be 600 or 500 years old." Nielsen explained the shark in question was estimated to be between 272 years old and 512 years old.
Though the Greenland sharks are always cool, whatever the weather. They chill in frozen waters, and aren't apex hunters like other sharks. These fish live like vultures, scavenging fish, or even the remains of reindeer and polar bears.