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The World's Oldest Living Things

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, April 26, 2016/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, sustainability, environment

Gnarled Bristlecone trees were once considered the oldest of living things on Earth. Now, the list includes other amazing living organisms that may exceed the ancient pines. At a recent TED conference, the nature photographer Rachel Sussman shared images of the world's oldest continuously living life forms that 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. Methuselahs all of them and living things needing protection to ensure a continued long life.

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