Oldest marine invertebrate

By | 2017-10-13T01:55:03+00:00 May 20, 2017|Biology, Records|

Oldest marine invertebrate

Last updated: October 13, 2017 at 1:55 am

A specimen of white “black coral” (Leiopathes glaberrima) collected off Hawaii between 2001 and 2007 had an estimated age of 4,265 (±44) years old using radiocarbon dating methods. This would also make it the oldest known animal on Earth.

SOURCE:
S. Ross et al., UNCW, NOAA/USGS DISCOVER Cruise

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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