Sunday, November 17, 2013

Oldest Living Creature Found So Far

Ming the Mollusk

Interesting Facts about Ming

  • Ming the Mollusc: was 507 years old when he died.
  • Ming the mollusc was born in 1499.
  • Scientists inadvertently killed Ming when they  dredged him alive from the bottom of the North Atlantic near Iceland in 200, by putting him in a freezer, as is normal practice, unaware of its age.
  • Scientists say they can study the clam's layers to find out about sea temperatures and water masses from thousands of years ago.
The Sydney Morning Herald

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