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Visit 50,000 Year Old Underwater Primeval Forest Found in Gulf of Mexico (VIDEO)
Hispanically Speaking ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 07/13/2013 6:53:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Imagine swimming in an underwater primeval forest that nature has preserved for over 50,000 years. Now you can if you are willing to dive 60 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles offshore of Alabama.

Experts believe 2005's Hurricane Katrina unveiled what had been buried under ocean sediment for centuries. And it took some curious fishermen to discover it by questioning why there so many fishing congregating in one area.

The discovery was made in 2012 but only recently became public knowledge. The find was confirmed when a dive team and experts from Louisiana State University took the 60 foot plunge and found a primeval cypress forest nearly one mile wide. The thriving eco system has stood devoid of oxygen for over 12,000 years. Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter. Scientists from Louisiana State tested some of the samples brought up by divers that proved to be 52,000 years old. That means these trees were probably thriving during an period earlier than the Ice Age. Incredibly researchers say the inside of the tree appears to still be hard.

That's the good news and now for the bad.

Experts believe the primeval forest has two years to survive now that it is exposed to the ravages of the sea that include burrowing sea life uprooting the ancient tree stumps. There are some fallen logs that are already covered by sea crustaceans.

What's next for the primeval underwater forest that is owned more by the sea than it is by the U.S. or Mexico is another mystery. Divers can only access this underground treasure 40 minutes at a time to derive any useful information.

Go for a dive and check out this Live Science video for yourself before its too late.

(Excerpt) Read more at hispanicallyspeakingnews.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: alabama; atlantis; catastrophism; cypress; glaciation; godsgravesglyphs; gulfofmexico; hurricanekatrina; louisianastate
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Visit 50,000 Year Old Underwater Primeval Forest Found in Gulf of Mexico (VIDEO)

1 posted on 07/13/2013 6:53:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...



2 posted on 07/13/2013 6:54:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 240B; 75thOVI; Adder; albertp; asgardshill; At the Window; bitt; blu; BradyLS; cajungirl; ...

Now I kind of wish I'd used *this* for the Digest ping, and since I'm more than a little impulsive...

3 posted on 07/13/2013 6:55:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: blam

Offshore Alabama, but this *may* have some ESL problems:
The thriving eco system has stood devoid of oxygen for over 12,000 years. Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter.

4 posted on 07/13/2013 6:57:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter."

Big tree... or else the reporter got it massively wrong (again).

5 posted on 07/13/2013 6:57:40 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: SunkenCiv
... found a primeval cypress forest nearly one mile wide. Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter.
So the "forest" is two trees wide?
6 posted on 07/13/2013 7:00:13 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Small forest, big trees. The level of journalism we have nowadays makes me shudder.


7 posted on 07/13/2013 7:02:47 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: SunkenCiv

Seriously...

8 posted on 07/13/2013 7:03:22 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Typical reporters. I didn’t read the article so I can’t say if they claimed the sea level rose due to AGW or not.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 7:04:40 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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10 posted on 07/13/2013 7:05:05 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter."

Wait...what?
11 posted on 07/13/2013 7:05:07 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Flag_This

half-a-MILE? Maybe a half-meter, but a half-MILE? A tree with a trunk over 2,600 FEET WIDE? Get the f*** out of town.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 7:07:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I guess we’ll see it on the new season of “Ax Men”.

On the other hand, I’ll bet there a lot of charter captains that ain’t to pleased at this becoming public knowledge.


13 posted on 07/13/2013 7:12:47 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: BipolarBob

Bob, if you were a j-school student, you’d know the correct term is “make me shutter.”


14 posted on 07/13/2013 7:12:57 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SunkenCiv
Divers can only access this underground treasure 40 minutes at a time to derive any useful information.

Curious as to why they are limited to 40 minutes???

Thanks for the post.

15 posted on 07/13/2013 7:13:01 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: PowderMonkey

HUGH!


16 posted on 07/13/2013 7:13:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I want to see the stump that is “half-a-mile in diameter”.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 7:21:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SunkenCiv
Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter.

Must be one of "Jack In the Beanstalk" trees...

18 posted on 07/13/2013 7:22:35 AM PDT by Popman
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To: SunkenCiv
...10 miles offshore of Alabama.

The thriving eco system has stood devoid of oxygen for over 12,000 years. Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter.

Scientists from Louisiana State tested some of the samples brought up by divers that proved to be 52,000 years old. That means these trees were probably thriving during an period earlier than the Ice Age. Incredibly researchers say the inside of the tree appears to still be hard.

...is owned more by the sea than it is by the U.S. or Mexico is another mystery.

So, if it is only a mile wide, and it is 10 miles offshore from Alabama, how in the heck does Mexico even figure into this?

And, if they were without oxygen for 12,000 years, but some of the trees are 52,000 years old, what happened to the other 40,000 years?

Finally, if some of the trees are a half mile wide, and the whole thing is only am mile wide, just how huge a forest could this be?

This report is more full of holes than swiss cheese.

19 posted on 07/13/2013 7:22:39 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: raybbr

Lack of resources.

Soon as they can link it to AGW or “Man Made Climate Change”, an application will be made (and approved) for a Government grant of taxpayer dollars to make further studies.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 7:26:32 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: BipolarBob

“Small forest, big trees. The level of journalism we have nowadays makes me shudder.”

Journalism’s descent hit terminal velocity when spell-check replaced editing and proof-reading.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 7:34:26 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Jeff Head

Dude, if 10 Mexicans move to Maine they start saying ‘this is Atzlan, Yankee go home!’. They think they own everything, even though what they do have is a narco-terrorist cesspool.


22 posted on 07/13/2013 7:35:30 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: raybbr
"Curious as to why they are limited to 40 minutes???"

A completely arbitrary number, pulled directly from some "scientist's" anal port, purportedly to save the dead trees from the ravages of Man.

Save the dead trees!

23 posted on 07/13/2013 7:41:26 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: raybbr

I guess that is what the air tanks allow.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 7:47:54 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: SunkenCiv

The author really needed an editor.

“And it took some curious fishermen to discover it by questioning why there so many fishing congregating in one area.”

“Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter.”


25 posted on 07/13/2013 7:49:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Jeff Head

I guess the reporter must believe that everything in the Gulf of Mexico belongs to the Mexicans.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: raybbr
Divers can only access this underground treasure 40 minutes at a time to derive any useful information.
"Curious as to why they are limited to 40 minutes???"

Probably related to decompression time and air bottle limitations.
The deeper you dive (and the more times you dive) your time on the bottom gets shorter due to decompression requirements.
And your air bottle has to supply you for the time on the bottom plus the decompression stops on the way up.
We'd need decompression tables that I don't have handy to see what's required for a 40 minute stay at 60 feet, plus what the current "sport diver" bottle holds, and then allow downward for inexperienced divers who do not use their air efficiently.

27 posted on 07/13/2013 7:50:52 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: SunkenCiv

That article is officially the dumbest thing I’ve read in the last hour. The Latino’s at Histrionically(on purpose, thanks spell check because hispanically wasn’t recognized as a word) Speaking News need some series edumacation...


28 posted on 07/13/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: rarestia

Much more likely a half meter. The ignorant news copier majored in the what many in my day considered to be a low-end gene pool degree program in journalism. Didn’t have a clue that the 0.5 m that he/she read means METERS and not miles.


29 posted on 07/13/2013 7:53:37 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SunkenCiv

Excerpt from article, “ Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter. “

Wow! Now that’s some tree! It must have been thirty or forty miles tall! Just imagine the size of the squirrels that lived in it, lol :)


30 posted on 07/13/2013 7:53:51 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: grobdriver

I checked. The dive table says 55 minutes at 60 feet. I guess that makes sense but if you used a double tank and allowed for decompression you could stay a lot longer.


31 posted on 07/13/2013 7:55:17 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: rarestia
"half-a-MILE? Maybe a half-meter, but a half-MILE? A tree with a trunk over 2,600 FEET WIDE?"

Reporter: "Math is hard!"

32 posted on 07/13/2013 7:59:30 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: RJS1950

A half-meter isn’t very large, but a square mile of half-meter trees could be pretty impressive.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 8:00:29 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: oh8eleven

Can’t see the forest for the trees.


34 posted on 07/13/2013 8:05:32 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: SunkenCiv

Here is a link to an article that does not use English as a Second language, yet. It actually says the stumps are about 2 meters in diameter and cover an area about 1/2 mile wide.

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/3821/20130709/underwater-forest-alabama-coast-uncovered-katrina-50-000-years-old.htm

I don’t know why we need to go to hispanically speaking since this is U.S. forum.


35 posted on 07/13/2013 8:11:54 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SunkenCiv
Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter.

Come again?

36 posted on 07/13/2013 8:12:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: rarestia

Could very well be a half-mile diameter spread of trees but certainly not half-mile diameter trees.


37 posted on 07/13/2013 8:15:49 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
World English Dictionary shudder (ˈʃʌdə) — vb 1. ( intr ) to shake or tremble suddenly and violently, as from horror, fear, aversion, etc — n 2. the act of shuddering; convulsive shiver [C18: from Middle Low German schōderen; related to Old Frisian skedda to shake, Old High German skutten to shake]
I said shudder and I didn't stutter.
38 posted on 07/13/2013 8:17:23 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: SunkenCiv

Shelby Stanga will bring those logs up.


39 posted on 07/13/2013 8:26:19 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: SunkenCiv

“Scientists from Louisiana State tested some of the samples brought up by divers that proved to be 52,000 years old.”

Any dem mud bug skeletons found in the area ?


40 posted on 07/13/2013 8:35:37 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: BreezyDog
The Latino’s at

Death to all misplaced apostrophes!!

41 posted on 07/13/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Rebelbase

Shudder is correct. Not shutter.


42 posted on 07/13/2013 9:44:19 AM PDT by amihow
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To: amihow

Correct. And that quote wasn’t even in the article.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 9:55:16 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: amihow
Still you could make a lot of shutters with a half mile wide tree...

(Should I have said "alot of shutters"?)


Courtesy of Hyperbole and a half

44 posted on 07/13/2013 10:02:15 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Windflier
I too find apostrophe abuse abhorrent!

I’m still trying to figure out why my English teachers always advised against alliteration.

45 posted on 07/13/2013 10:06:31 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Experts from Louisiana State University took the 60 foot plunge and found a primeval cypress forest nearly one mile wide. Some of the tree stumps found are half-a-mile in diameter.

Willing to bet them scientist names' were *Boudreaux and Thibodaux*.

Sounds like the work of them boys :)

46 posted on 07/13/2013 10:07:04 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“What’s next for the primeval underwater forest that is owned more by the sea than it is by the U.S. or Mexico”

It is 10 miles off the coast of Alabama. Apparently the author in “Hispanicly”speakingnews did not look at a map. There is no way the area is “owned” by Mexico, though under international law standards there is no doubt it can be claimed to be in “U.S. territorial waters”.

The “Hispanicly”speakingnews author must be something of a “racist”.


47 posted on 07/13/2013 10:20:03 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: SunkenCiv

Here’s the first report that the “Hispanicly”speakingnews reporter cut and pasteed from:

http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/03/ancient_underwater_forest_off.html

adding his own spin at the end that they might be “owned” by Mexico


48 posted on 07/13/2013 10:26:50 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: SunkenCiv

Here’s the first reports that the “Hispanicly”speakingnews reporter cut and pasteed from:

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/09/ancient_forest_lies_10_miles_o.html

http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/03/ancient_underwater_forest_off.html

adding his own spin at the end that they might be “owned” by Mexico


49 posted on 07/13/2013 10:28:17 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: amihow; BipolarBob
Shudder is correct. Not shutter.

...but not if you're a "graduate" of journalism "school".

They shutter their minds at any thought or mention of proper English, grammar, diction, reality, or common sense: they "shutter at the thought".

50 posted on 07/13/2013 10:32:04 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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