Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fairyland: Underwater Forest found (video)

Ben Raines via Bryan Nelson (Mother Nature Network); Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly

Underwater forest: Ancient "fairy world" found off Alabama coast
underwater forest
Wood from this ancient forest is still so fresh that it drips sap (This is Alabama)
The 50,000-year-old, perfectly preserved forest is showcased like never before in a newly released documentary.

Some 50,000 years ago, Earth was experiencing an ice age. Sea levels had dropped precipitously, and the Alabama coastline stretched over 10 miles farther out to sea than it does today.

Thick cypress forests covered a swampy valley in places that are now covered in over 60 feet of seawater.

It's difficult to imagine, but there's one place where the remnants of these ancient forests still exist like tangible ghosts, where deep below the surface, cypress trunks peek out of the sediment and fish congregate like fairies.

Environmental reporter Ben Raines described the first time he descended down into this ancient undersea woodland: "It was like entering a fairy world," he told The Washington Post." More

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