21 Aug '16, 1am

11,000-year-old deep sea animal fascinates scientists

11,000-year-old deep sea animal fascinates scientists

Between its insane age and record-breaking length, the sponge is at the center of attention in many scientific circles, as researchers yearn to understand how its biological functions work. First and foremost, researchers hope to gain an understanding of how it is even possible for a living creature to survive for such a long time, given that no other animal on Earth has a lifespan that comes even close to that of the sponge.

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