Researchers find tubeworms that can reach 300 years old

Researchers from Temple University have discovered that a species of tubeworm living deep in the Gulf of Mexico can live more than 250 years, with some even thriving into three centuries.

A creature residing thousands of feet beneath the ocean’s surface could be one of the longest-living animals on Earth, after scientists discovered it can survive for more than 250 years.By measuring the growth rates of large tubeworms from the cold, dark waters of the Gulf of Mexico, researchers found that members of one species live far longer than previously estimated, with some possibly thriving for upwards of three centuries.These tubeworms live in cold seeps up to 3,300 meters (10,826 fe...