The World’s Oldest Known Creature is a 5,000-year-old Seagrass Meadow
In the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Ibiza, there exists a remarkable seagrass meadow known as Posidonia oceanica. This seagrass meadow is considered one of the oldest living organisms on Earth, estimated to be around 100,000 years old. It covers an area of roughly 2,000 square miles and consists of genetically identical individual plants, creating a vast, interconnected network of life on the seafloor. The meadow plays a vital role in supporting marine ecosystems and helps protect coastlines from erosion. It’s a testament to the incredible longevity of some of Earth’s natural systems.