#27 Bowhead Whale
The Northern Atlantic Ocean certainly has old beings! It is also home to the Bowhead Whale which can live for more than 200 years.
They are the longest living mammals, spending most of their lives in the freezing waters of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic.
Researchers often use blubber fragments to determine their age, besides referring to DNA samples. These have revealed that Bowhead Whales can live to the ripe old age of 268 years.
Bowhead Whales are also a subject of fascination for their unique and beautiful yet complex songs that they use for communication.