Photo: 405-Year-Old Clam Called Longest-Lived Animal



This 405-year-old quahog clam, recently fished from Icelandic waters, could be the oldest animal ever found.

If confirmed, the mollusk beats the official record-holder—another quahog clam—by nearly 200 years.

Photograph courtesy Bangor University


NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.