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Nuclear bomb tests help to expose a giant fish’s true age

Shark in foreground with diver swimming nearby.

Whale sharks can reach 18 metres in length and, according to a new technique, at least 50 years of age. Credit: Wayne Osborn

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Nature 580, 307 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-01030-3

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