AgeRate (IMAGE) University of Southern Denmark Caption An ageing rate of zero means that the risk of dying does not increase with age (Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea). A rate lower that zero means that the risk of dying decreases with age (black marsh turtle (Siebenrockiella crassicollis). A rate higher that zero means that the risk of dying increases with age (Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) and humans). Credit T. kleinmanni- Andrew A. Farke, shell lines added by Yan Wong, A. gigantea - Roberto Díaz Sibaja, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Usage Restrictions No restrictions. License Public Domain Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.