Searching for ancient Antarctic Moss
May 15, 2010 7:00 AM Subscribe
Trying to find detailed info on 5,000-year-old Moss living on the Antarctic Peninsula for my "Oldest Living Things in the World" project.
posted by OLTW to science & nature (5 answers total)
I'm an artist working with biologists on a project called "The Oldest Living Things in the World" creating an index and photographing continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. One of the things that I am trying to track down as part of my project is the supposedly 5,000-year-old moss living on the Antarctic Peninsula. I'm having trouble finding/connecting with anyone doing active field research, and need to pinpoint an exact location before heading down to Antarctica.
Do you know anyone doing this sort of research? Or have you heard of the moss and know the coordinates of where it can be found in? Any leads would be most appreciated!