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The researchers compared the amount of carbon-14 in the growth bands of whale shark vertebrae with the known carbon-14 levels in surface seawater in different years.

Not knowing that made it hard to gauge just how fast these sharks were growing or how long they lived.

His group also used the total number of growth bands in sharks’ dated vertebrae to figure out their the animals’ ages.

If young whale sharks spend much of their time deep underwater, they may not take in the same amount of carbon-14 that is measured at the ocean’s surface.

It’s been surprisingly hard to figure out how old a whale shark is.

Knowing where important shark habitats are and when they’ll be there is tremendously helpful for putting in place conservation measures like closed areas, fishing seasons, and limits on coastal and offshore development.

But suppose a shark, like the one you caught, should come after you?

He was ahead of me, but half way in he met a shark, and came clamoring back to me to be saved.

The Sea BrideBen Ames Williams

When they returned from their day's work, they brought back only a shark.

Owing to the peculiar shape of its maw a shark can not bite until it turns over.

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