Ocean Giants
Video: The Oldest Mammal on the Planet

Watch a scene from the PBS Nature film, Ocean Giants.

Analysis of one Amino acid in the Bowhead Whale’s tissue is revealing astonishing information about their age. There are some estimates that the whales could be over 200 years old, making them one of the oldest animals on the planet. (Video limited to U.S. & Territories.)

  • Rey

    Greatest education in a life time.

  • Malissa

    What amazing creatures~

  • mike

    shocking to see a creature with a 100 year old reminder of us in the form of a harpoon stuck to his body

  • Kirk

    Good show. We need to be doing more research on the whales of the oceans.

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