Oldest Living Animal Discovered And Killed

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Doesn’t this strike you as completely idiotic? British biologists found the oldest what may have been the oldest living animal and killed it.

The team from Bangor University in Wales was dredging the waters north of Iceland as part of routine research when the unfortunate specimen, belonging to the clam species Arctica islandica, commonly known as the ocean quahog, was hauled up from waters 250 feet deep.

Only after researchers cut through its shell, which made it more of an ex-clam, and counted its growth rings did they realize how old it had been — between 405 and 410 years old.

Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal, Then Kill It [Fox News}

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