The Immortal Jellyfish, Turritopsis dohrnii, defies aging, regenerating itself and earning a place among long-lived creatures.
Deep-sea organisms, like corals and sponges, live longer due to stable conditions, with some reaching thousands of years.
Ocean quahogs, aquatic invertebrates, can live for over 200 years, starting reproduction at around six years of age.
Greenland sharks, living in freezing Arctic waters, can survive for over 400 years, making them the longest-living vertebrates.
Bowhead whales, living in the Arctic, can live over 200 years, reaching lengths of 60 feet and feeding on plankton.
Urchins can live for over 100 years, with some reaching 200 or even 400 years in harsh environments.
The Rough-Eyed Rockfish has a remarkable lifespan of nearly 200 years, contributing valuable insights into genetic factors influencing longevity.
Freshwater pearl mussels, as long-lived bioindicators, are sensitive to environmental changes and play a crucial ecological role.