The animal with the longest lifespan will probably shock, or surprise you. First of all, how long do you think the longest lifespan actually is? 90 Years? 150 Years? Well, I can tell you right now that it’s higher than both of those numbers.
The animal with the longest lifespan is actually a fish! The Greenland Shark has an outstanding lifespan of at least 250 years. Further than that, scientists estimate that Greenland Sharks can live up to 500 years old!
Proteins are formed within sharks eyes at birth, which do not degrade with age. Scientists used carbon dating on the protein to find the estimate of the lifespan of these creatures.
The ocean Is a beautiful mystery, especially with 500 year old sharks swimming around in it. The more information we uncover about the ocean, the closer we will be to discovering what lurks in the deep sea.