Greenland Shark, World’s Longest-Living Vertebrate, Gets Long-Awaited Protection

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  • The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization has prohibited the retention of Greenland sharks in international waters.
  • This ban includes the intentional catching of the sharks and the retention of the species as bycatch.
  • These animals are the longest-living vertebrate in the world and can live up to 270-500 years.

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