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Originally posted by ATSGUY
Guys i really hope that you can help me with this, i remember one night it was about 2:00 in the morning and i was watching the discovery channel... i came accros a trailer for a new documentary on the bottom of the sea they said see creatures unlike you have never seen....blah blah blah...then they said some live for 300 years.
I was like waaahhhhhh 300 years, i really thought that the creature that lives the longest is the sea turtle wich almost breaks over 100 every now and then.
does anyone know what type of creature this is?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Lobsters can definitely live a long time...I think most, if not all, octopi and squid have quite short lifespans.
Originally posted by kuhl
Hence the size relating to a long lifespan.
Most live for one year, dying after spawning, although some of the giant species may live for two years or more.
TextRockfish are the elders of the West Coast fish society. Recently a rougheye rockfish was aged at 205 years old! She had numerous nautical adventures by the time Meriwether Lewis and William Clark hunkered down for a winter at Fort Clatsop. She was munching krill long before Thomas Jefferson became the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, DC. She dodged the hooks of the Tlingit, the jaws of the Orca and the trawl nets of the new Americans for over 20 decades. She carried tens of millions of offspring in her time. Scientists examined her otoliths, the bones of her inner ears, to determine her age. Under a microscope, the rings of the otoliths reveal much about the life of a fish, but they can only hint of the hidden stories of two centuries.
TextThe Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica) — a clam — is perhaps oldest of all. We recently dredged up a specimen, from the mid Atlantic continental shelf, that had 220 annual growth rings. Biologists verified the specimen's age using radiometric- dating techniques. That creature's 220 years beats even the rockfish's 205.
Originally posted by iori_komei
If it's a deep sea creature, it could be any one of a large amount
I know that, as said above turtles can live an extremely long time.
If I'm not mistaken, it was only recently the oldest turtle on record,
at 130 died.
They could be refering to waterbears/Tardigrada, there near
miscroscopic animals that can live a very long time in conditions
that no ther animals could, including hard radiation and a vaccuum.