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The World's Oldest Living Things

The World's Oldest Living Things

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, January 28, 2018/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, sustainability, environment

                                    Ruth Sussman (credit: Sussman gallery)

Gnarled Bristlecone trees were once considered the oldest of living things on Earth. Now, the list includes other amazing organisms that may exceed these ancient pines. The nature photographer Rachel Sussman shares images of the world's oldest continuously living life forms. They include a 2,000-year-old brain coral off the Caribbean island of Tobago to an "underground forest" in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture. All of them Methuselahs and needing protection to ensure their continued long life.

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