Shark found in wild believed to be 512 years old

A Greenland shark has been found in the wild that is thought to be up to 512 years old. The huge creature was found by scientists in the Arctic, who measured its size and suggested it was born as early as 1505 – the year King Henry VIII called off his engagement with Catherine of Aragon, reports the Metro. This would also make the shark older than William Shakespeare. Greenland sharks live in waters that can be -10 C and swim as deep as 7,200ft. They can also weigh more than a tonne and they grow at a rate of one centimetre a year. This shark was the oldest of 28 Greenland sharks analysed, and measured 18ft in length, meaning it could be anywhere between 272 to 512 years old.