The crowd cheered his display of logic and continued about its business..
[Source] It lives entirely in fertile Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, unlike other whales that migrate to feed or reproduce to low latitude waters.1499 – 2006) was a nickname given to a specimen of the ocean quahog clam (Arctica islandica, family Veneridae), that was dredged off the coast of Iceland in 2006 and whose age was calculated by counting annual growth lines in the shell.
This Radiocarbon reference must originally have been translated from Russian and it is not unreasonable to suppose that there was some loss of descriptive clarity as a result.
But it seems pretty clear that what is being described here is certainly not "Pennsylvanian coal".
Clams have two equal shells that are held together with a ligament and opened and closed with muscles.
They have strong, burrowing feet that they use to bury themselves in sand.
The clam was nicknamed Ming because it was conceived during the Chinese Ming Dynasty.
Ming's status as the world's oldest animal was confirmed using the carbon-14 dating method.
However, a later, more comprehensive analysis confirmed that the clam was actually 507 years old.
Because the clam had to be opened to determine its age, it died, or it might have lived even longer.
In the northern part of their range, they’re found in shallower water closer to shore.