Photo: Rare Whales Can Live to Nearly 200, Eye Tissue Reveals



A bowhead whale, also known as a Greenland right whale, pokes its head above the water in the Nunavut territory of Canada.

The rare whale species can live to be more than a hundred years old, according to scientists who examined the eye lenses of several of the whales to determine their ages.

Photograph by Paul Nicklen/NGS


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