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10 animals with the longest life spans

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 19, 2010, 1:31 p.m.
Lamellibrachia tube worms

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Lamellibrachia tube worms

These colorful deep sea creatures are tube worms (L. luymesi) that live along hydrocarbon vents on the ocean floor. They have been known to live 170 years, but many scientists believe there may be some that have lived for more than 250 years.