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Unread 11/15/2007, 12:56 AM   #2
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Great article!
I was reading about a week ago that this class of animal has set the record for longest lived at over 400 years old!

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.

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