We're learning more and more about the animals that vastly out-live humans


If humans have any hope of living forever, we should probably take a hint from the dozens of other animals on Earth that far outpace our measly 71 years. One of the longest-lived of these animals is the Greenland shark, which researchers only recently discovered could survive for so long. On a 2017 expedition, researchers learned more fascinating details about the shark, including that it's heart rate is incredibly slow — only beating once every ten seconds. Here are the rest of the longest-living animals on Earth.

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Animals that vastly out-live humans

Tuatara: Up to 100 years

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Orange Roughy: Up to 100 years

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Blue Whale: 110 years

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Lake Sturgeon: Females up to 150 years

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Aldabara Tortoise: 152 years in captivity

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Geoduck: 165 years

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Giant Galapagos Tortoise: 175 years

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Red Sea Urchin: May reach 200 years

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Rougheye Rockfish: 205 years

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Bowhead Whale: Over 200 years

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Lamellibrachia Tubeworms: Up to 250 years

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Greenland Shark: 400 years

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Ocean Quahog: 507 years

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