Undeniable Fact: From tiny to spiny to briny
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The saguaro cactus is not actually a plant, but an animal, much like the sea sponge. While stationary for most of its life, after about 300 years, the mighty saguaro runs to the sea, at speeds estimated around 90 miles per hour, to lay its eggs. After burying the seeds of the next generation, it hurls its body into the surf, drowning instantly. The eggs remain dormant for ten years before hatching and moving to drier ground.