Primeval Underwater Forest Discovered

news.yahoo.com Published: July 9, 2013
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Scuba divers have discovered a primeval underwater forest off the coast of Alabama, according to Live Science.

The site reports 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.



The forest contains trees so well-preserved that when they are cut, they still smell like fresh Cypress sap, one diver told Live Science.

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