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Scientists have sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale - world’s oldest living mammal - in search of the keys to longevity

Smithsonian Magazine: The life of a bowhead whale is relatively quiet: it spends its days swimming in the frigid waters of the Artic, feasting on zooplankton and breaking through up to two feet of ice to take a breath. 263 more words

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Is the Smallest Multicelled Organism an Insect?

@Robot_Insect Is an insect the smallest non one celled animal? Which one is smallest?

— Charles Simmins (@CharlesSimmins) December 16, 2014

Well, in short. No. It’s actually a microscopic, parasitic zooplankton that attaches itself to the outside of other zooplankton.

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