Scientists discovered the world’s oldest creature and killed it by mistake!

by Aadarsh Jain

Scientists discovered the world’s oldest creature and killed it by mistake!

April 24, 2021

The world's oldest creature, Ming the Mollusk, was discovered by a group of researchers and scientists. It was estimated that he was at least 507 years old, which is 102 years older than the previous estimate. But 507 years is old as this Mollusk will ever get.

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Ming The Mollusk And Its Extraction

Ming, an ocean clam, was extracted in 2006 from a 261-foot-deep water body off the coast of Iceland. Researchers from Bangor University in the United Kingdom studied the lines on the clams’ shells to determine their age, similar to how contrasting bands of light and dark in a fish’s ear-bones are used to determine the animal’s age. According to the squad, this clam was 402 years old. It was given the name Ming after the Chinese dynasty in which it was born, which lasted from 1368 to 1644. However, a recent study revealed that this clam was 507 years old, making its birthday in 1499.

They popped the clam open to examine Ming’s age from the inside. Ming passed away. Following widespread uproar over Ming’s disastrous first encounter with humans, ocean quahog clams are commonly used in clam chowder and that these soup clams may be hundreds of years old. N


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