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Killer whale 'Granny' is older than Titanic

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« on: August 07, 2016, 08:12:42 pm »

'Granny' has astounded scientists because orcas usually live to between 60 and 80 years old.

She was first spotted in 1971, when scientists estimated she was 60 years old, and has mainly been sighted in the waters off the north-west USA and Canada.

Her age is an estimate, however, and scientists have said there is a 12-year margin of error on the estimate.

She is known by distinctive markings near her dorsal fin and a half-moon-shaped notch.

Simon Pidcock, from Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching said: "Granny has been swimming pretty much non-stop for over 100 years.
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