posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 08:18 AM
Underwater Cypress Forest
If this was already covered my apologies, ATS search is not allowed on my work comp as it classifies it as occult and porn...
Additionally I did paruse the Fragil Earth threads to see if I can find a similiar thread~
Scuba divers have discovered a primeval underwater forest off the coast of Alabama.
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, said Ben Raines, one of the first divers to explore the underwater forest and the executive director of the nonprofit
Weeks Bay Foundation, which researches estuaries.
The forest contains trees so well-preserved that when they are cut, they still smell like fresh cypress sap, Raines said.
I think this is fetching amazing! I do have a problem with disturbing the eco system... I know... "In the name of Science"~! So a freshly uncovered
hidden forest that was covered with sedement appears in pristine condition after Katrina but did anyone know???
Closely guarded secret
Raines was talking with a friend who owned a dive shop about a year after Hurricane Katrina. The dive shop owner confided that a local fisherman had
found a site teeming with fish and wildlife and suspected that something big was hidden below. The diver went down to explore and found a forest of
trees, then told Raines about his stunning find.
But because scuba divers often take artifacts from shipwrecks and other sites, the dive shop owner refused to disclose the location for many years,
In 2012, the owner finally revealed the site's location after swearing Raines to secrecy. Raines then did his own dive and discovered a primeval
cypress swamp in pristine condition. The forest had become an artificial reef, attracting fish, crustaceans, sea anemones and other underwater life
burrowing between the roots of dislodged stumps.
Some of the trees were truly massive, and many logs had fallen over before being covered by ocean sediment. Raines swam the length of the logs.
"Swimming around amidst these stumps and logs, you just feel like you're in this fairy world," Raines told LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet.
I feel that it was kept a secret for good reason as well. Who would want to notify anyone of this beautiful habitat teaming with life??? If not
letting the goose out of the bag will utlimately turn this primeval habitat into a circus convention for scientists to go poking and proding something
that just needs to be left alone.
I only left out a couple paragraphs from the orginal source and only included the meat of the find. I found this really interesting and phenominally
awesome and would love to hear what ATS thinks about this!
Should we poke and prod this undisturbed habitat?
Should we investigate to possibly uncover new medicines?
How cool is it that Katrina's Killer waves uncovered this and was being kept a secret by only a few?
Have fun ATS!~