16,000-year-old kelp found in Scotland

Scientists have found a type of kelp that’s around 16,000 years old!

A team from Heriot-Watt University think the type of seaweed has survived since the last Ice Age.

Scientists will now investigate how it has survived for so long, especially focusing on how marine plant life survives extreme changes in climate.

They found it off the coast of Scotland, Ireland and around Brittany in France.

One of the marine ecologists said, “Kelp plays a critical role in the Atlantic so it is important to understand what affects its distribution and survival over time and how sensitive it is to change.”

There are around 30 different types of kelp, and the one that scientists found in this case is called oarweed.

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XxTruthTellerxX
XxTruthTellerxX
11 months ago

wow my friend comes from scotland !

mia
mia
10 months ago

I’m in Scotland right now and corona is bad here

Alex Gibson
Alex Gibson
10 months ago

wow it survived the ice age no way ?

Xena
Xena
10 months ago

How

Ayla
Ayla
10 months ago

Wow that’s incredible!

Saurav
Saurav
10 months ago

Amazing

Millie
Millie
9 months ago

wow i am pretty much from scttland!

Seth.C
Seth.C
9 months ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!! 16,000 YEARS!!!!!!! thats a long time
I wonder if it could last for longer then 16,000 years

yeet man
yeet man
3 months ago

WOW ITS STILL KELP SO WHY YOU HAPPY KELP = GROSSSS

Finndeo
Finndeo
2 months ago

thanks for giving this to us for school learning and where at St joseph school onehunga

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