Nature sez - 250-year-old worms

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.cri.nz
Tue Feb 8 21:06:43 EST 2000


Folks,

This is getting wide circulation in the pop-sci  net-news sources. Without 
comment, and in brief:

Charles Fisher, professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University, and 
his team, interpret  marking experiments with tubes of a Lamellibrachia sp. 
as indicating a 250 year life span for the animals.

http://www.discovery.com/news/briefs/20000204/animals_worms.html

The article is in the brief communications section in Nature 3 February 2000 
Volume 403 No. 6769.

Longevity record for deep-sea invertebrate
DERK C. BERGQUIST, FREDERICK M. WILLIAMS, CHARLES R. FISHER


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