A Week of Fish: How old is a White Shark?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Feb 2014

How old is a 5 m long White shark?  Perhaps older than you think. Check out all the new content below.

A White Shark at the Neptune Islands

A White Shark at the Neptune Islands
Photographer: Michelle Yerman © Michelle Yerman

Age of White Sharks

A recent paper has shown that White Sharks live much longer than previously thought. The findings of Hamady and colleagues might surprise you.

New movies:

Australian Smelt, Retropinna semoni
Chevroned Butterflyfish, Chaetodon trifascialis
Common Galaxias, Galaxias maculatus
Elegant Sand Diver, Trichonotus elegans
Western Striped Grunter, Pelates octolineatus

New images:

Bridled Goby, Arenigobius bifrenatus
Estuary Stingray in Merimbula Lake
Lipspot Moray, Gymnothorax chilospilus
Purple Eelgoby, Taenioides purpurascens
Purple Eelgoby - head
Purple Eelgoby - side of head
Purple Eelgoby teeth
Racoon Butterflyfish at Kealakekua Bay

New fact sheets:

Purple Eelgoby, Taenioides purpurascens