Last week’s question was: “Why do we stop growing when we have reached less that a third of our life expectancy?”
Aquatic species such as mollusks, crustaceans, and some fish grow indefinitely. One giant clam weighed 600 pounds and have been 100 years old; giant squid can grow 50 feet; a giant 2,800 pound turtle has been reported.
The major reason for growth is that the water helps support the weight. But land-dwelling creatures have to support their bony weight themselves, so their innate intelligence has evolved ways of limiting their size.
AMAZING ISN’T IT?
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