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posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 03:38 PM
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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?




posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 03:43 PM
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I believe it is a type of octopus or squid,although I'm not sure how they know how long it lives for,I think it is based on the size they achieve relative to other members of the spieces,I think there is somthing in wiki about this.
Hope tthat helps.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 04:37 PM
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Lobster can live well over 100 years. I remember one caught a few years back was estimated to have been alive during the civil war.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 04:53 PM
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Don't know if they were including plant life or not, but this is pretty interesting.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Earth's oldest living inhabitant "Methuselah" at 4,767 years, has lived more than a millennium longer than any other tree. Discover how these trees were found and where they live. Learn of their unique strategies for survival. The focus will be on the White-Inyo mountain range of California.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 07:52 PM
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i know something that lives over 300 years.........a tree, lol. no but seriously was it an animal like a lobster or something like desert skies says? or a plant like keyhole said



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 07:55 PM
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Lobsters can definitely live a long time...I think most, if not all, octopi and squid have quite short lifespans.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 08:05 PM
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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?


Giant tortasis can live for over 100 years as well.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 08:27 PM
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If it's a deep sea creature, it could be any one of a large amount
of animals.

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.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 08:31 PM
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hehe if we are all saying live over 100 years well Humans can live over 100 years too


trees
turtles
tortoises
lobsters
Greenland Right Whale (or Bowhead Whale) One individual was estimated to be 211 years old.
Blue Whale



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 08:45 PM
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It could be a Lobster or a Turtle or even Laviathon itself! (All joking aside)

Who knows??!?!

As far as we understand our planet, there are creatures being catalogued weekly; perhaps even daily. This means that we haven't quite gotten the whole picture of what "All that lives here". From the smallest microorganisms to the largest species of fish/mammalia etc.

I remember someone telling me an old quote: "If the word 'possible' is possible then anything is possible".



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Lobsters can definitely live a long time...I think most, if not all, octopi and squid have quite short lifespans.


Hence the size relating to a long lifespan.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by kuhl
Hence the size relating to a long lifespan.


Giant squids are big, but they are thought to only live for a few years max:



Most live for one year, dying after spawning, although some of the giant species may live for two years or more.

Wikipedia: Squid



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 01:06 AM
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There was a galapogos totois in a zoo around here that was caught by charles darwin. Anyway it died this year at age 176.



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 11:13 AM
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The giant tortoise lives for a very long time, even up to 177 years! If we look at the mammal side, Primates usually live the longest = Oldest human 122 years old, Jeanne Louise Calment, 1875 - 1997.

Source

-Jimmy-



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 12:00 PM
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The Rougheye Rockfish has been found to live for quite a while !


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.


www.tidepool.org...

The Ocean Quahog, a clam, has that beat !


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.


www.usatoday.com...



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 02:47 PM
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And in the near future, we humans will have the technology to live as long as all those creatures.

-Jimmy-



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 02:52 PM
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A Gueduck can live up to 150 years or maybe longer. Its a see creature around the Canadian and New England area. Its an odd looking creature. It has a shell and a larger sucker coming out of the shell. If Boiled right, i hear it is quite the deliciousy

[edit on 28-8-2006 by BartIV]



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 03:36 PM
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World's Oldest Animal Dies At Age 250

April 5, 2006 3:50 p.m. EST


Joanna Wypior - All Headline News Staff Reporter

Calcutta, India (AHN) - The world's oldest living animal, a giant tortoise, has died at a Calcutta Zoo in India. Experts believe the tortoise to have lived approximately 250 years.

The tortoise, Addwaita the Aldabra, whose Bengali name means "the one and the only", lived in the zoo since 1875.

She was once a gift for Lord Robert Clive of the East India Company.

The world's oldest documented living animal now belongs to Harriet, a 176-year-old Galapagos tortoise who currently lives at the Australian zoo, in Brisbane, Australia.



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 05:04 PM
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PBS did a show on tortise/turtles, according to the show, turtles only die from disease or infection. Apparently, if healthy, they could live forever.



posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
If it's a deep sea creature, it could be any one of a large amount
of animals.

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.

i heard of those on animal planet arent they supposed to hibernate in extreme conditions like spavce and they can live really long in hibernation

water bears rule




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