Monday, October 29, 2007

Oldest animal found reports that a team of scientists from the Bangor University school of Ocean Sciences have found a quahog clam, which they believe is approximately 400 years old. The clam was apparently living on the seabed off the north coast of Iceland. Dating was done by counting the growth rings on the shell.

According to the article, the discovery was made by postdoctoral scientist Al Wanamaker, the newest member of the ‘Arctica’ team. "No wonder it tasted so rubbery," Wanamaker was later heard to remark.

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