July 9, 2013

Primeval Forest Found Under Gulf of Mexico

Tia Ghose, Live Science

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Scuba divers have discovered a primeval underwater forest off the coast of Alabama.

The Bald Cypress forest was buried under ocean sediments, protected in an oxygen-free environment for more than 50,000 years, but was likely uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said Ben Raines...

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