Wednesday, June 13, 2007

WOW! Bowhead Whales Live Up To 200 Years

You learn something every day, and today I learned that Whales can live nearly 200 years. The is a hot news story out there detailing how a recently caught Bowhead Whale had a 3 1/2-inch arrow-shaped projectile called a bomb lance estimated between 115 and 130 years old, embedded in it's neck.

That means it got away back then and has lived another 130 or so years without being caught by humans, pretty smart whale. Experts tell us that whales can live up to 200 years, I thought turtles were the only critters that out lived humans, I guess not. Brings to mind that these whales do have bigger brains than we do. May be we are not as smart as we thought.

Take a look at the linked news article from ABC News for more information.

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