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danfraz
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Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico



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Bald Cypress forest was covered for over 50,000 years, uncovered by Katrina

Stumps span .5 square miles

Probably about two years left to explore

I imagine it is a stunning site to see

Edit: wwl New Orleans will be airing video of the site in the Tuesday night 10pm newscast



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Jet12
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Carbon isotopes (atoms of the same element that have different molecular weights) revealed that the trees were about 52,000 years old.

The trees' growth rings could reveal secrets about the climate of the Gulf of Mexico thousands of years ago, during a period known as the Wisconsin Glacial period, when sea levels were much lower than they are today. [World's Weirdest Geological Formations]

In addition, because Bald Cypress trees can live a thousand years, and there are so many of them, the trees could contain thousands of years of climate history for the region, Harley said.

Intradasting.






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redstick13
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Hopefully someone get some pics of this.





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shutterspeed
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This will prove an excellent place for the cartels to stash their dope.





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Boats n Hose
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Awesomeness





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danfraz
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I am trying to imagine in my head both a before and after kind of thing







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CurDog
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hmmmm, that might something cool to dive on





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OldSouth
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico


Not one damn pic? They couldn't take one damn pic?





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Bushwackers
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I guess his friend can't keep a secret...





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Winkface
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hmmmm, that might something cool to dive on
ya think?






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Count Chocula
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Bet thats some hellaciously expensive "sinker cypress".





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danfraz
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yeah just maybe

Says you can only be down for 40 minutes

And yes I want pics badly, not sure what it'll take but I wouldn't think it would be impossible

LSU and Southern Miss folks involved






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LSUengr
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Video link of the forest
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danfraz
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LSUengr




Dude seriously

That is incredible and the guy said it right "magical"






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TigerFanatic99
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it never ceases to amaze how much we don't know about our world.





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Meauxjeaux
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Finally 100% proof of sea-level rise.

I wonder who's homes got displaced?

Oh, and which fossil fuels caused this disaster?






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Kcrad
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Not one damn pic? They couldn't take one damn pic?


Not a single pic?

Now I'm calling BS.






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Count Chocula
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Finally 100% proof of sea-level rise.
Did they call that "climate change" back then? Al Gore






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Brisco County Jr.
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Not one damn pic? They couldn't take one damn pic?









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That is awesome





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