Atomic bombs and 500-year-old sharks…

Some research I worked on for months came to fruition at last this summer!

This mysterious deep-sea shark is built to live for centuries. Will it survive to tell the tale of the Anthropocene? I consider the Greenland shark, nuclear waste, and ocean plastics, showing how their scales of time and space converge.

Please read my Edge Effects article here: https://edgeeffects.net/greenland-shark-can-outlast-nuclear-waste/

If you enjoy it, I also recommend watching the final episode of CONNECTED on Netflix, which explains more about carbon dating and how this amazing technique is leading to advances in obesity research and other things – despite its sinister origins.

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