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LSUME86
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Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?

This is an area in the Gulf that was discovered sometime after Katrina, where a 50,000 year old cypress forest was uncovered and has made an artificial reef south of Mobile Bay. Would like to dive on the site if I can find it...


SCUBABlake
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
I saw a documentary about it. Pretty interesting stuff, but I hear they're keeping the location pretty locked up...


LSUME86
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
That's what I understand too, but I did hear it is 15 miles south of the Orange Beach Condos by the same folks that have done reporting on this find.

Was hoping some fisherman that doesn't mind a scuba diver might give me some coordinates.....


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Thurber
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
That sounds awesome


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runningTiger
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
LINK

no one gonna give you the coorinates


MrCoachKlein
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
No, but now I'm going to try


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Bama and Beer
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
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no one gonna give you the coorinates
I've lived here just about my entire life and never knew the place even existed until a year or so ago.

Once again

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no one gonna give you the coorinates


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bamarep
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
fascinating stuff


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DeepSouthSportsman
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
That's pretty cool.


MrCoachKlein
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
According to a friend that lives down there and has forgotten more about fishing than I'll ever know, there's another set that he has fished.


eng08
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
Needs to get a barge out there and start yanking sinker cypress.


LSUME86
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
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no one gonna give you the coorinates
Okay, now it's on.



bayoudude
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
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Needs to get a barge out there and start yanking sinker cypress.


Probably why the coordinates are being kept under wraps 50k year old virgin sinker cypress would be worth $$$$$$. But yeah there has never been global warming..... pretty crazy to think that sea levels have risen close to 100' since then.


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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
Sounds like the tale is already growing

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50k year old virgin sinker cypress

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Based on historic sea level depths, Mimi Fearn, head of the Earth Sciences Department at the University of South Alabama, said the forest was likely 10,000 to 12,000 years old. Research conducted for a scientific paper titled “Sea-level history of the Gulf of Mexico since the Last Glacial Maximum“ suggests a slightly broader range of 8,000 to 14,000 years old, due to the confounding influence of sediments from the Mississippi River.
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Langston
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Okay, now it's on.


Does sound cool. Personally I would start by looking for email addresses for anyone mentioned in that article or other articles I could find along with the author for additional sources. Never know but they have studied it apparently and someone may share your interest.


LSUME86
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eng08
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re: Anyone fish or dive on the "Trees" south of Orange Beach, AL?
So we are running out of time to go salvage the wood....


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