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Postby mistermack » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:08 pm

One "amazing fact" that you often hear, is that the great barrier reef is the biggest living thing on Earth, about 2,000 km long.
I would disagree though. It's not "a living thing" it's billions of living things.
If you counted it as a living thing, you would have to count the Pacific Ocean as a living thing, or the Northern tundra or Tiga.
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Postby Brian Peacock » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:04 pm

..... or the entire Earth.
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Postby pErvinalia » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 am

Isn't it the largest living "structure" or something like that?
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Postby Hermit » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:30 am

Brian Peacock wrote:..... or the entire Earth.
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Postby JimC » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:04 am

pErvinalia wrote:Isn't it the largest living "structure" or something like that?


The largest structure created by life...
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Postby pErvinalia » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:17 am

Except for the alien civilisation living at the core of the Earth.
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Postby Hermit » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:50 am

Breaking news: mistermack posted something that made sense!!!11!!1!

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Postby rainbow » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:32 am

pErvinalia wrote:Except for the alien civilisation living at the core of the Earth.

:nono: :nono: :nono:
How does the Flat Earth have a core?
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Postby Brian Peacock » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:15 am

A specimen of the Armillaria ostoyae fungus found in Malheur National Forest, Oregon, US, is the largest living organism yet discovered - 2000+ acres in size and between 2000 - 8000 years old.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillaria_ostoyae
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Postby pErvinalia » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:18 am

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pErvinalia wrote:Except for the alien civilisation living at the core of the Earth.

:nono: :nono: :nono:
How does the Flat Earth have a core?


It's interdimensional innit.
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Postby pErvinalia » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:19 am

Brian Peacock wrote:A specimen of the Armillaria ostoyae fungus found in Malheur National Forest, Oregon, US, is the largest living organism yet discovered - 2000+ acres in size and between 2000 - 8000 years old.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillaria_ostoyae


Interesting. I think the King Billy pines in Tasmania's highlands are one organism. Or maybe that's only in one section. Hermit will google the details.
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Postby JimC » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:32 am

From memory, they're not so much one organism but a population of clones with little genetic diversity.

A bit like republicans... :tea:
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Postby pErvinalia » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:34 am

You realise that doesn't compute (not the republican bit)? Clones are genetically identical.
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Postby pErvinalia » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:37 am

I had the wrong "pine" anyway. It's the Huon Pine.

A stand of trees reputed to be in excess of 10,500 years old was recently found in western Tasmania on Mount Read. Each of the trees in this stand is a genetically identical male that has reproduced vegetatively. Although no single tree in this stand is of that age, the stand itself as a single organism has existed that long.[8]

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Postby Brian Peacock » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:01 am

pErvinalia wrote:You realise that doesn't compute (not the republican bit)? Clones are genetically identical.

Yes, but are they the same organism?
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