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Why the turtles live so long ?

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Scientists are still trying to answer this question Herman. They have used a different approach especially in humans by asking why do some individuals die sooner then others. Humans usually die from diseases or the aging process. WE do know that a low metabolic rate slows down  aging. Turtles have a low rate and because of their body structure have more resistance to predation  

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer questions about both vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. I am an expert in animal behavior, especially birds.

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I have taught for over 50 years. I teach college biology courses and I have led tours to the Galapagos Islands and the Belize rain forest

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