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7 Animals With the Longest Life Spans

Ocean quahog
The ocean quahog (Arctica islandica) is a species of clam that is exploited commercially. Researchers have interpreted the dark concentric rings or bands on the shell as annual marks, much like a tree has rings. –Some collected specimens have been calculated to be more than 400 years old.

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6:29PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Very cooool!!! We are so inferior to our animal competion...

6:26PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Tuataras are cool, they have them in New Zealand, they really do look like mini-dinosaurs. They blend in to the trees and stay so still you really have to look hard to see them.

6:15PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

so cool, who knows someday the people live a little more like they.

7:05AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

and yet, we're shortening their life span so much!

6:27AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Thank you.

6:27AM PST on Mar 7, 2013


6:27AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Thank you very much!

6:24AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

That is some wow factor facts!

6:20AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

so many cold blooded animals and invertebrates.

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