Monday, October 7, 2013

Top 10 longest living animals

All this while I thought tortoise is the longest living animal in the world. Apparently I'm ignorant to the scientific facts, but maybe that's the beauty of being human. Learning never stop until the very last breath that we take.

Okay, the first two doesn't make sense, their lifespans span from 2,300 years to immortal. Are you kidding me?

1. Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish

Image: mother nature network
Lifespan: immortal
Location: temperate to tropical regions of oceans

2. Giant barrel sponge

Lifespan: up to 2,300 years
Location: Garibbean waters

3. Ocean quahog

Lifespan: up to 507 years
Location: North Atlantic

4. Tortiose

Image: de engineur
Lifespan: up to 255 years
Location: worldwide

5. Tube worm

Lifespan: 250 years
Location: near hydrocarbon vents on the ocean floor

6. Koi (fish)

Lifespan: up to 226 years
Location: captivity

7. Bowhead whale

Lifespan: up to 211 years
Location: Arctic waters

8. Red sea urchin

Lifespan: over 200 years
Location: Pecific Ocean

9. Tuatara
Not to be confused with iguana.

Image: wikipedia/tuatara
Lifespan: up to 200 years
Location: New Zealand

10. Geoduck

Lifespan: up to 168 years
Location: off the west coast of North America

Source: Daily Express' Sunlife, October 6, 2013 - pp 14.


Angie said...

whooooaa i didn't know that. and here i thought, nothing lasts forever.. That 2,300 years, my dear friend is like forever..LOL. Thanks for the info. Good to know.. now i can tambirang.. hehe

thomas said...

Wow! Immortal jellyfish, a real surprise.

rainfield61 said...

And man is not in the list.

Good, or bad?

de engineur said...

Good and bad. Depends on which perspective we look at it from.