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CaptainsWafer
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
I would love to see pictures of that.


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danfraz
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
Now that really is a :csb:


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WITNESS23
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
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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?




Kingpenm3
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
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Not one damn pic? They couldn't take one damn pic?



Yea, the whole article was like "I've got this thing, and it's awesome, I'm not going to show you."



bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
I've heard rumors of that place for a few years.


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danfraz
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San Antonio TX
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
There is a video link in this very thread fwiw


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bayoujd
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
Really cool. I got a kick out of the first comment to the story: Note to self, Ben Raines can't keep a secret.


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Motorboat
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
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Not one damn pic? They couldn't take one damn pic?


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Mung
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Member since Aug 2007
9029 posts

re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
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We saw hundreds of HUGE, old arse cypress tree trunks on the floor of Mobile Bay. These had been covered up by the water for God knows how long.


Per the story, these stumps are offshore, not in Mobile Bay. Still neat thing to see hough.


OWLFAN86
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
seriously worthless without pics






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dewster
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Pittsburgh
Member since Aug 2006
14519 posts

re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
I'd love to see pictures of this.

Edit: google underwater forest Alabama
This post was edited on 7/8 at 4:20 pm


Northgate
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
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CarterWilson717
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
wow


UnderhandRabbit
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico








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CofC
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
Of similar note, here is an article from Sunday's Post & Courier (Charleston) that references many bathymetric mapping projects projects I worked with offshore of SC while at the College of Charleston. We found evidence of ice scours from the last ice age about 60 miles offshore.

They are currently seeking funding to perform archaeological research and locate evidence of Clovis settlements that were at the edge of the ice during the Older Dryas (small window of an extremely cold climate in which the glaciers reached their maximum southward advance).

We have evidence of 3 separate meandering river beds, and a small forest about 40 miles off the coast of Myrtle Beach.

Cool stuff.


foshizzle
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Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
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Bald Cypress forest was covered for over 50,000 years


But the Earth is only 6000 years old?


danfraz
LSU Fan
San Antonio TX
Member since Apr 2008
21168 posts

re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
Thanks for that CofC

This stuff really fascinates me


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Meauxjeaux
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re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
meh
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Shiftyplus1
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Member since Oct 2005
7423 posts

re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
So he swore his buddy to secrecy, only to have his friend tell the entire scientific community about it. Some friend.


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Alatgr
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Member since Sep 2005
16911 posts

re: Primeval forest discovered in Gulf of Mexico
My dad's neighbor told me for years about going to catch big arse red snapper with a friend off "an old sunken riverbed with cypress stumps"etc. I just figured they didn't know how to read a depthfinder and/or were crazy old people. Then this story broke.

Derp derp.
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