100,000 year old seagrass could be the world’s oldest organism

100,000-year-old seagrass could be the world’s oldest organism

An ancient seagrass that spans up to 15 kilometres and weighs more than 6,000 metric tonnes may be more than 100,000 years old – making it the oldest living organism, Australian researchers have found (Norrie, 2012)

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One thought on “100,000 year old seagrass could be the world’s oldest organism

  1. This is very sad to think that what appears to be the world’s oldest organism is being destroyed by global warming, caused mainly by humans. Not satisfied with overloading the planet with people for whom we do not have enough food we are turning to destroying this precious seagrass, the food source of so many species of our marine wildlife. Unfortunately the future is not looking good for this precious ancient seagrass.

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