The Top 15 Longest Living Creatures on the Planet

11The bow Headed Whale

The bow headed whale is the second largest mammal in this world and is known to have a life expectancy of 200 years. The logic behind this is that their habitat of cold arctic water slows their bodily functions including the aging process.

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The bow Headed Whale

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12Green land shark

These majestic animals have an average living span of 300-500 years which is way higher than most of the vertebrates alive on this planet. In fact, if scientist can actually decode the secret behind their longevity, it is possible the same fundamentals can be used for the extending or slowing the aging process of human as well.

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Green land shark

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13The Ocean Quahog

Initially, it was assumed that an average lifespan of an ocean quahog was 225 years till there was a discovery of a specific specimen which was 507 years old! Incidentally, while the quahog clam has a life expectancy of 200 years, one such quahog clam named Ming lived a whopping 507 years but didn’t survive when researchers tried dredging the bivalve up from Icelandic waters.

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The Ocean Quahog

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14The Sponge

A specific species of sponge called the Monorahphis Chuni which is found 300 meters underwater lives for a mind-boggling, flabbergasting 11,000 years! Other types of similar immobile red corals also live up to 500 years at an average.

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The Sponge

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15The immortal jellyfish

The turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish is perhaps the planet’s only immortal living species known to man. The reason behind this is the strange reproduction system of this jellyfish. Once it reproduces it goes back to its polyp stage and again lives its life from scratch and the infinity loop of life begins and they never practically die.

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The immortal jellyfish

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