Friday, September 3, 2010

Science on the SPOT: Albino Redwoods, Ghosts of the Forest - KQED QUEST

YouTube via KQEDondemand | August 26, 2010

"Pale ghosts that hide amidst their gigantic siblings, only a few dozen Albino redwood trees are known to exist. They are genetic mutants that lack the chlorophyll needed for photosynthesis-- how and why they survive is a scientific mystery. QUEST ventures into the deep canopy of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park near Felton, California to track down these elusive phantoms of the forest."

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