Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Oldest Living Organisms
Wonderful slide show of the oldest living organisms on earth. Includes a few things I've never seen or heard of.
Here's a lovely shot of my favorite BORG otherwise know as the trembling aspen. This grove is actually a single organism that can transport moisture and nutrients through its underground root system from rich sites to poor sites. If you attack it by hacking off branches, it defends the larger hive-self by sending up new connected shoots to ensure it's survival. A worthy foe for Chronos.
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