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Re: Newly Discoved Species
« on: June 21, 2015, 09:42:36 pm »
What Is the Oldest Living Thing in the World?

The oldest living thing in the world is thought to be an ancient seagrass known as Posidonia oceanic that was estimated to be approximately 200,000 years old when it was discovered in the Mediterranean Ocean, from Spain to Cyprus in 2012.

Posidonia Oceanica, or Neptune seagrass

Scientists believe that the seagrass is able to live so long because it is asexual. It can reproduce on its own and essentially clone itself as needed. Over time, as Posidonia oceanic expands by growing more branches. Each individual patch of the seagrass weighs about 6,000 tons and takes up about 10 miles (16 km) over the Mediterranean Ocean.

The second oldest living thing is the world is a 43,000 year old Tasmanian shrub, Lomatia tasmanica.


Tasmanian shrub, Lomatia tasmanica



More about the oldest living things on Earth:


Jeanne Calment

A French woman named Jeanne Calment is considered the person who lived the longest in documented history, and was 122 when she died in 1997.



Cinachyra antarctica Antarctic sponge
No sponge jokes, please. Show some respect for these long lived fellow earthlings!   ;D

An Antarctic sponge is thought to be the oldest living animal at an estimated 10,000 years old.  :o  :icon_sunny:



Great Basin bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva

The Giant Basin Bristlecone Pine tree is the oldest tree, at over 5,000 years old. 

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-oldest-living-thing-in-the-world.htm
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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