TEDGlobal 2010

The world’s oldest living things: Rachel Sussman on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Rachel Sussman shows photographs of the world’s oldest continuously living organisms — from 2,000-year-old brain coral off Tobago’s coast to an “underground forest” in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 14:09)

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Comments (1)

  • Kwang yeon Kim commented on Sep 4 2010

    It’s so amazing there are a number of creatures existing in each different area of the world including tops of the mountain, in the desert, in the one of the deepest forest and the bottom of the ocean. I was told before every countries can’t be placed on the top position not untill they keep there own culture such as country’s own belief like a philosophy, traditional food, and their nature as we saw above. Because without the effort to keep their own something that have been inheriting for hundreds and thousands years, they’re not the people anymore as they’ve been called. Personally, I hope we can find one of the well preserved place of nture in Korea in the next time.