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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Floating Seed - Strange but True

Floating Seeds - Many sailors on trading vessels heading to and from the eastern coast of Africa saw a huge seed pods floating on the ocean's surface. The seed pods were called cocos de mer, or coconut of the sea.

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It wasn't discovered until the late 1700s that the pods came from giant fan palm trees on the Seychelles Islands just north of Madagascar. The seeds of these trees are the largest in the world- some reaching 50 pounds in weight. It can take up to 10 years for a coco de mer to ripen.

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