White Sharks Can Live Longer Than Previously Assumed By the Scientists
According to a new study, it has been revealed by the researchers that great whites or the adult white sharks live for a longer time period than previously assumed.
This study has been conducted by the researchers from NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
These researchers compared the radiocarbon values from the shark vertebrae with the chronologies or data of the previous events, documenting the marine intake of carbon 14 produced by the atmospheric bomb testing.
It has been revealed by the sources that the Samples were dated at the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility at WHOI.
Sources also confessed that the results were the first radiocarbon age estimates of adult white sharks.
Scientists say that the estimated bomb radiocarbon dating age of the oldest female white shark was 40. It has also been revealed by the scientist that the estimated bomb radiocarbon dating age of the oldest was 73.
After the above mentioned analyses it was identified by the Co author Lisa Natanson, a fisheries biologist in the Apex Predators Program at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), and colleagues that either white sharks are living significantly longer and growing slower in the Northwest Atlantic than either the Pacific or Indian Oceans, or the longevity of these fish has been underestimated in previous studies.