posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 11:48 AM
reply to post by sulaw
I read this and starred it yesterday, there are some submerged forests around the British isles as well though (though it is a bit brisk in our
Thought I would add something that was told to me today by an elderly farmer whom still work's his land and is in his 80's, this elderly gentleman is
a typical Lancashire Farmer and not the type to be given overly to flights of imagination so the gentleman told me today that on his farm there are
peat beds and while draining one they took over 700 tons of trees from under the peat, He also said that there are trees everywhere under his peat and
that of his neighbours and they appear to have all been blown over in the exact same direction but are under several meters of bog, SO a whole forest
of trees now buried in recent geological history and a major climate change were the area was much wetter afterwards favouring bog land (Temperate
swamps) and peat formation.
Just makes me wonder would a carbon dating provide any correlation to the change in land or sea level were you have found this submerged forest on
the other side of the Atlantic.
Of course it is a hypothetical musing as I do not have any further data from this elderly farmer but may ask some of the other local farmers if they
have ever encountered such.
This is in west Lancashire Britain In an area that is relatively very low lying and was once before being drained the largest by area fresh water
lake in western Europe called martin mere (but the description lake may be wrong as I believe due to the shallow depth it was more an area of fens and
broads much like Norfolk, parts of this area are today below sea level but are kept dry by a series of pumps and drainage channels, the pumps that
keep this area of rich black soiled farmland dry are at a place called imaginatively the Banks near to Southport (the real and original Southport).
Hope this is interesting to add to your fascinating thread.
edit on 11-7-2013 by LABTECH767 because: For some reason whenever I make a quote there are spelling and gramma mistakes, annoy's me like