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Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)
Nielsen, J.; Hedeholm, R.B.; Heinemeier, J.; Bushnell, P.G.; Christiansen, J.S.; Olsen, J.; Ramsey, C.B.; Brill, R.W.; Simon, M.; Steffensen, K.F.; Steffensen, J.F. (2016). Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). Science (Wash.) 353(6300): 702-704. hdl.handle.net/10.1126/science.aaf1703
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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Keywords
    Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) [WoRMS]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Nielsen, J.
  • Hedeholm, R.B.
  • Heinemeier, J.
  • Bushnell, P.G.
  • Christiansen, J.S.
  • Olsen, J.
  • Ramsey, C.B.
  • Brill, R.W.
  • Simon, M.
  • Steffensen, K.F.
  • Steffensen, J.F.

Abstract
    Greenland sharks can live to be 400 years old and only become sexually mature at 150, raising conservation concerns.

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