10 longest living animals. . 10 longest living animals Geodudes First on the list are these large saltwater clams that are native to the Puget Sound and have be 10 longest living animals Geodudes First on the list are these large saltwater clams that native to Puget Sound and have be
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10 longest living animals

10 longest living animals
First on the list are these large saltwater clams
that are native to the Puget Sound and have
been known to live for at least 160 years. They
are characterized by their long 'necks', or
siphons, which can grow to over 1 meter long.
The ward "dinosaur" is communiy used to
describe an old person, but when it refers to a
the term is as literal as it is
metaphorical. The two species alive
today are the only surviving members of an
order which about 200 million years
ago - they are living dinosaurs. They are also
among the [ vertebrates on Earth,
with some individuals living for anywhere
between 100 and 200 years.
tube worms
These colorful deep sea creatures are tube
worms (L. ] that live along hydrocarbon
vents on the ocean floor. They have been
known to live 170 years, but many scientists
believe there may be some that have lived for
more than 250 years.
Red sea urchins
The red sea urchin or
Franciscan's is found only in the Pacific Ocean,
primarily along the West Coast of North
America. It lives in shallow, sometimes rocky,
waters from the stormtide line down to to 90
meters, but they stay out of extremely wavy
areas. They crawl along the ocean floor using
their spines as stilts. Hypo discover one,
remember to respect your elders - some
specimens are more than 200 years old.
Towhead whales
Also known as the Arctic whale, the towhead
is by far the longest living mammal on Earth.
Some towhead whales have been found with
the tips of ivory spears still lodged in their
flesh from failed attempts by whalers 200
years ago. The oldest known towhead whale
was at least 211 years old.
Roi are an ornamental, domesticated variety of
the common carp. The are common in artificial
rock pools and decorative ponds. Amazingly,
some varieties are capable of living more than
200 years. The oldest known kai was Hanako,
a fish that died at the age of 226 on July 7,
Tortoises are considered the longest living
vertebrates on Earth. One of their oldest
known representatives was Harriet, a
Galapagos tortoise that died of heart failure at
the age of 175 years in June 2006 at a zoo
owned by the late Steve Irwin. Harriet was
considered the last living representative of
Darwin' s epic voyage on the HMS Beagle. An
Algabra giant tortoise named Adelita died at
the rumored age of 250 in March EDGE.
Ocean quahog
The ocean quahog {Aroma atlantica] 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.
Antarctic sponge
Perhaps due to the extremely low
temperatures of the Antarctic Ocean, this
immobile creature has an extremely slow
growth rate. Some estimate the oldest known
specimens are 1, 550 years old.
nutricula jellyfish
This species of jellyfish might be the only
animal in the world to have truly discovered
the fountain of youth. Since it is capable of
cycling from a mature adult stage to an
immature polyp stage and back again, there
may be no natural limit to its life span. Because
they are able to bypass death, the number of
individuals is spiking, "We are looking at a
worldwide silent invasion," says Dr. Maria
Giulietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine
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