Sunday, July 14, 2019
"You wouldn't assume that anything buried for hundreds of years would be viable," said La Farge, who researches mosses at the University of Alberta. In 2009, her team was scouring Teardrop's margin to collect blackened plant matter spit out by the shrinking glacier. Their goal was to document the vegetation that long ago formed the base of the island's ecosystem. "The material had always been considered dead. But by seeing green tissue, "I thought, Well, that's pretty unusual,' " La Farge said about the centuries-old moss tufts she found.
At first I thought this story was about Danni. Now I'm disappointed.
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