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Bowhead whales

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bemahan
933608.  Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:31 am Reply with quote

Bowheads continue to grow through their lifetime because their spines never fuse. As Nin has mentioned elsewhere on these boards, it is possible that Bowhead whales can live up to 200 years old. This is attributed to the fact that their body temperature is so low.

 
'yorz
933609.  Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:40 am Reply with quote

That might explain why women tend to grow older than men, although not that old.

 

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