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Old 03-29-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
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Scientists ID living coral as 4,265 years old

Saw this article this morning, pretty cool stuff! Figured I would share it with all of you... here's a clip of the article:

"A species of coral from off the coast of Hawaii is more than 42 centuries old, making it among the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet, according to a research team led by a Texas A&M University scientist."

Scientists ID living coral as 4,265 years old | AP Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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Good read.
42 centuries is impressive.
Water conditions must have been just right and very stable there for a long time.
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Holy poop, that's fascinating! Very very interesting stuff, thanks for posting that
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