Resembling a vast section of weather-reefed rock, Greenland sharks can grow up to 24 feet long – making them the largest and largest of all fish in the Arctic.
But this is about his comparison with those great white goes.
Their maximum speed is a sluggish 1.7mph, many are almost blind, and most are just happy with the rotting carpet.
Studies in the Arctic have revealed some snippets of information about Greenland sharks, but as they live in deep, cold water, humans rarely catch a glimpse.
They only come close to the surface in places where shallow waters are sufficiently rigid for them – mainly around Greenland and Iceland.
As a result, they were long thought of as purely polar animals, such as closely related Pacific sleeper sharks and southern sleeper sharks.
But they have been reported on the coasts of Canada, Portugal, France, Scotland and Scandinavia, so scientists believe they may live in many other areas.
“They can be everywhere that’s cool and deep enough,” Aaron McNeill of the Australian Institute of Marine Science told the BBC in Townsville, Queensland in 2014.
READ MORE: Shark Bomb Explosion: A 23-foot giant white ‘biggest ever’ drowned in ocean depths
However, from the early 20th century through the sixties, these sharks were commonly used for their liver oil, which was used as lamp fuel and industrial lubricants. In a few years, more than 30,000 were taken.
Aaron Fisk from the University of Windsor, Ontario, believes that “they are quite normal.”
He said: “We have no problem when we want to capture them.”