It's likely the world's oldest living vertebrate – a massive Greenland shark believed to be up to 512-years-old. The shark was discovered in the North Atlantic Ocean and given it's age, was born sometime around 1505 – during the reign of King Henry VIII. The sharks' skin was wrinkled and worn with several visible scars. Experts used the shark's length and radio carbon dating to determine its age. Sources: News AU
17-year-old shark attack victim saved by father who punched shark until it released his daughter and retreated.
A gruesome shark attack in North Carolina could have been much worse had it not been for a heroic father who physically attacked, and beat, the shark into submission. The incident occurred on June 2, 2019 at around 12:30 PM at Fort Macon State Park in North Carolina. 17-year-old Paige Winter of New Bern was attacked by the shark near the shoreline in shallow water. Although Paige will survive, she lost a leg and fingers during the attack. A witness described the attack: “All of a sudden, everyone started screaming, and I looked to my left and they were rushing towards this little girl. She looked little but she's actually 17. And it looked like she was belly crawling on the beach and officials were running towards
Researchers confirmed last week that the two-headed shark discovered in the Gulf of Mexico on April 7, 2011, was indeed a single shark with two heads and not a conjoined twin. The specimen was found by a fisherman in the uterus of a pregnant female shark near the Florida Keys. It is the first confirmed two-headed bull shark. Some have noted that the shark was found shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in the nearby area but authorities claim the shark’s deformity is not related to contaminants from the spill.