Greenland is Home to 150-Year-Old Virgin Sharks

Greenland’s native shark species (Somniosus Microcephalus) lives to be incredibly old—researchers believe the oldest one they’ve found lived to be around 390 years old—and many of them remain virgins until they’re 150 as they don’t reach sexual maturity until then. Nearly the same size as a Great White shark, Greenland’s sharks live hundreds of years longer and might only be beaten in longevity by a …

Scientists Discover a 600-Mile Coral Reef

While bleaching is plaguing coral reefs around the world—most significantly Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—there’s one reef that seems to be flourishing. Located at the mouth of the Amazon river, a 600-mile-long reef was recently discovered below the oceans murky waters—and it’s thriving with corals, sponges, stars and other sea life. Scientists were blown away with the discovery, as they previously believed a reef couldn’t survive …

Whales Are Eating Our Trash

A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car parts and plastic waste, including buckets and netting in its stomach. Though the ocean waste may not have been the primary cause for the whales’ deaths (researchers …