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Centuries-old frozen plants [bryophytes] revived
BBC ^ | 27 May 2013 Last updated at 15:02 ET

Posted on 05/27/2013 4:42:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin

They come from a group from the University of Alberta, who were exploring an area around the Teardrop Glacier, high in the Canadian Arctic.

The glaciers in the region have been receding at rates that have sharply accelerated since 2004, at about 3-4m per year.

That is exposing land that has not seen light of day since the so-called Little Ice Age, a widespread climatic cooling that ran roughly from AD 1550 to AD 1850.

"We ended up walking along the edge of the glacier margin and we saw these huge populations coming out from underneath the glacier that seemed to have a greenish tint," said Catherine La Farge, lead author of the study.

Bryophytes are different from the land plants that we know best, in that they do not have vascular tissue that helps pump fluids around different parts of the organism.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: bryophytes; canada; catherinelafarge; godsgravesglyphs; littleiceage
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1 posted on 05/27/2013 4:42:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Centuries old plants sounds like some of the salad I’ve had.


2 posted on 05/27/2013 4:46:48 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change; shibumi

Day Of The Triffids ping


3 posted on 05/27/2013 4:55:02 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: BenLurkin
Oh.

Yay.

More new weeds to deal with in the garden.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/27/2013 4:58:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

So, what with all the global warming of the 20th century and all, the world’s temperature is now back to where it was in around 1550?


5 posted on 05/27/2013 5:14:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: JRandomFreeper
I just found out today that this:

Is not this:


6 posted on 05/27/2013 5:16:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Which whats are those? The top looks like blue-bonnets.

/johnny

7 posted on 05/27/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Spring-blooming, biennial, evening-gragrant, “Dames Rocket” (Hesperis matronalis).


8 posted on 05/27/2013 5:26:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

evening-gragrant = evening-fragrant


9 posted on 05/27/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks BenLurkin.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


10 posted on 05/27/2013 5:35:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Dame’s Rocket (apparently an invasive species in NA) vs. Woodland Phlox.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 5:36:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Freepers, Getting closer to
the GREEN.



Let's Git-R-Done!


12 posted on 05/27/2013 5:38:55 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: Salamander
Day Of The Triffids ping"

One of my old, old favorites:


13 posted on 05/27/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT by blam
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To: Paladin2
Not local, so I wouldn't have a clue. I'm not big on ornamentals anyway.

Bluebonnets, for all that they are pretty.... and Lady Bird Johnson loved 'em...

I could do without 'em.

I can't eat 'em.

/johnny

14 posted on 05/27/2013 6:01:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: count-your-change
Centuries old plants sounds like some of the salad I’ve had.

With enough bisulfites, you'd never know...

15 posted on 05/27/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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16 posted on 05/27/2013 10:10:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

They’ve identified a plant species that’s adapted to cyclic variations in climate warming and cooling.


17 posted on 05/28/2013 12:00:56 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: blam

It gave me nightmares.

[along with Reptilicus....shudder]


18 posted on 05/28/2013 1:54:22 AM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Bigg Red

mark


19 posted on 05/28/2013 9:32:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: blam

bfl


20 posted on 05/28/2013 2:28:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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