World’s oldest known animal killed by scientists

http://now.msn.com/oldest-animal-in-the-world-ming-the-clam-was-reportedly-507-years-old-before-it-died?gt1=50501

I found this today and thought it interesting enough to share. It’s pretty interesting that even the people that claim to want to help the environment through study still have a negative impact. Not that we consider clams worthwhile enough to save, it’s still pretty awful for the clam to live half a millennium only to be killed by man. How much longer might it have lived had it been left alone?

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3 thoughts on “World’s oldest known animal killed by scientists

  1. …Its funny and terrible at the same time… How perfect is it that they could find the oldest animal on earth, but only find that out by killing it….Poor guy

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