Top 10 Animals that Live the Longest
Let’s meet ten animals that do not age.
Lobsters: get stronger over the years and do not seem to age. They cannot die because of his age, all thanks to an infinite and automatic duplication system of their tissues. With age, lobsters become larger and more fertile. In 1977, on the Nova Scotia side, a lobster weighing more than 20 kg and 120 cm was caught.
The turtle: is also one of the animals that lives the longest. Their organs do not deteriorate over time. Harriet, a giant Galapagos tortoise believed to have belonged to Charles Darwin, died at the age of 188. Diseases, accidents and poaching are the main causes of turtle death.
The Bdelloidea: It is an organism that harnesses the energy of other species around it to survive.They are essentially considered immortal. If you cut his head, a new one will grow. Without water, Bdelloidea can survive 9 years and it supports a radiation rate 100 times higher than humans.
The planarian: is a flatworm that lives in freshwater. It regenerates automatically to fight against aging.
Greenland Shark: This shark species is one of the largest fish in the Arctic. It is also one of the largest carnivorous sharks on the planet with white sharks. It is also the most toxic shark on the planet. A specimen tagged in 1936 is thought to be over 200 years old. His only predator is the man who uses his teeth and skin.
Bowhead Whale: Also called Greenland whale, she can live more than 100 years. In 2007, one of these whales hunted in Alaska hid in its fat, a harpoon dating from 1879. Protected since 1937, they still suffer extinction because of illegal hunting.
The Clam: Like lobster, clams gets stronger as it gets older. Some species may exceed 500 years.
Hexactinellid Sponges: These sponges have an exceptional and unexplained longevity. Indeed, some specimens could live more than 15,000 years. It is the water contained in the sponges that has made it possible to evaluate this incredible longevity.
The Tardigrade: This invertebrate animal has an exceptional characteristic, it is able to enter a state of non-life for several years. He can then become active again in a few minutes. In addition, the tardigrade displays an incredible resistance to radiation, toxic products, dehydration and extreme temperatures (between 150 ° and -272 °).
Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish: This species of jellyfish has the capacity to rejuvenate. She replaces her old cells with new ones to be immortal.