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The Oldest Living Organism is a Giant Posidonia Oceanica Seagrass

The Oldest Living Organism is a Giant Posidonia Oceanica Seagrass

The world's oldest living organism is Posidonia Oceanica seagrass, the scientist has discovered the 200,000 years old seagrass in the Mediterranean. This giant patches of seagrass surpass the tasmanian plant which is "only" 43,000 year-old. According to the scientist this nine mile wide stretch of Posidonia Oceanica Seagrass began its life when humans first emerged in the late Pleistocene era.

Posidonia Oceanica or also known as Neptune Grass or Mediterranean tapeweed is a seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. It forms large underwater meadows that are an important part of the ecosystem. The fruit is free floating and known in Italy as 'the olive of the sea' (l'oliva di mare). Balls of fibrous material from its foliage, known as egagropili, wash up to nearby shorelines.

The scientist calculated the age of the plants from DNA tests on clumps gathered from the seafloor between Spain and Cyprus

This Giant Posidonia oceanica seagrass which is claimed as the oldest living organism on earth was Weighing 6,000 tons and stretching for 10 miles, the seagrass patches reproduce asexually and spread very slowly, eventually covering large areas. A key attribute to their longevity is their ability to store nutrients in their long branches, Professor Carlos Duarte from the University of Western Australia told the Telegraph.

This Giant Posidonia Oceanica Seagrass grows so large and lives so long because it has few native competitors and no major predators in the marine habitat. The extensive subsea meadows support some of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet.

Despite the organism’s ability to survive in harsh conditions, scientists believe the seagrass is nevertheless declining, something scientists blame on global climate change.

Recommended Sites for Last Minute Valentine Gift Ideas

Recommended Sites for Last Minute Valentine Gift Ideas

Need a recommendation for a cool valentine gift for your lover? girlfriend, wife or mistress? here's on this post we would give you the most recommended sites for Last Minute Valentine Gift Ideas. Valentine will be coming in the next 6 days so you better prepared all the things and idea.

All of this website give you a Valentine's Day gift recommendations and ideas for this 2012 Valentine.

1. Gift Side Story

it's a gift recommendation site. you need to sign up an account on this website then fill out a brief easy questionnaire about your gils. don't worry it's all free. then Gift Side Story offers you three present suggestions that it believes best fit her personality and tastes.

2. TheIceBreak.com's Date In A Box

The folks at dating-scrapbookers TheIceBreak.com have a new subscription service called the Date in the Box: Every month, you and your significant other are sent a box filled with everything you need for a successful date. For $35, if you order before February 9th, you can get the special Valentine's Day box, which is Romance-in-Europe-themed. That box includes, among other things, a recipe for a dinner for two, a romantic movie, romantic icebreaker questions, three keepsakes, and more items that European citizens may or may not enjoy and/or utilize. Check out their list of Valentine Gift Ideas here.

3. Gilt.com

Gilt.com has a rather attractive Valentine's Day section up with a bevy of options, including Gifts for Men, Gifts for Women, Date Night In Your City, ingredients for sexy cooking, and a rather suggestive section called "Set the Mood.

4. Thoughtful Guy

Thoughtfulguy.com is a gift recommendation engine that aims, one supposes, to make thoughtless guys seem thoughtful. As on Gift Side Story, you receive your recommendations by answering a series of questions about your girl's interests and hobbies. As a bonus, if you're a lazy bum without initiative, your lady can register an account for you and fill out that questionnaire, plus her shoe, dress, and ring(!) sizes for you! As her lover, all you have to do is select one of the gift recommendations that Thoughtfulguy spits out for you.

5. RedEnvelope.com

Red Envelope is a popular online retailer for branded gifts, and its Valentine's Day section is up and beautiful, including sections for "Gifts Under $50," "Gourmet & Wine Gifts," and "Flowers & Plants"

6. Etsy

It's a design community that churns out adorable knick-knacks and gift ideas. You can try to browse Etsy's special Valentine's Day homepage, or check out the items tagged with "Valentine's Day" for some suggestions for her.

7. Groupon

Groupon offers a promise on its Valentine's Day promo: "If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we'll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that." Given last year's reported fiasco, however, we will have to reiterate a phrase that applies to all of these companies: Buyer beware

8. Gifts.com

Gifts.com has a pretty neat sorting engine where you can filter gifts for your guy or gal based on the occasion (including Valentine's Day) and his or her age, Personality Type, Preferred Gift Category, And Price.

9. Amazon

The site now features a promotional Valentine's Day section with "Gifts for Her," "Gifts for Him," "Gifts for Kids," and "Gifts for Anyone"


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