Oldest Clam Consternation Overblown

Consternation over the death of the world’s oldest-recorded animal, a 507-year-old clam nicknamed Ming, has earned marine researchers unhappy headlines worldwide.

But a closer look at the story—”Clam-gate,” as the BBC called it—finds the tempest over Ming a bit overblown. (Also see “Clams: Not Just for Chowder.”)

Link: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131116-oldest-clam-dead-ming-science-ocean-507/

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