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Vertebral Bomb Radiocarbon Suggests Extreme Longevity in White Sharks

Figure 1

Photomicrographs of sectioned vertebrae.

A) Upper section of vertebra taken from WS105. B) WS 100 vertebra; first dot is the birth band. Visible band pairs are marked by dots on the corpus calcareum. The lines indicate the vertebral radius (16.6 mm). Vertebral radius is measured at the angle of the vertebra where the intermedialia meets the corpus calcareum.

Figure 1