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Can turtles die from old age

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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The truth is certain species of turtles do not show any signs of aging. This is not just because they are disease resistant, or because the scientists don't know what to look for. It is in fact quite a mystery, and is being actively debated as to what it means.

Here are some links on the subject:

discovermagazine.com...

www.nytimes.com...

I am currently concentrating my research into discovering the secrets of turtle longevity. I find it a fascinating branch of science.

Dr. K




posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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This is very interesting. Turtles never stop growing either- all reptiles grow as long as they are alive - and they don't seem to die of old age. Well, if something never stops growing, the if it never got old and died, we should be some mightly big reptiles afoot in the world. Some of the Galapagos tortoises are over 600 lbs.

a-z-animals.com...
150 is about as long as they live. If we could cross a tortoise with a redwood tree, would a island be big enough for it?



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