Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Discovered underwater forests 50,000 years old

Group of divers found in the Gulf of Mexico unspoiled, old underwater forest more than 50,000 years.

According to the newspaper "The Huffington Post" forest covers about 0.8 square kilometers and is 16 kilometers from the coast states, Alaska, at a depth of 18 meters.

Ancient forest are remarkably preserved cypress swamp, now the habitat of various species of fish, crabs, sea sasa and other marine animals - an underwater paradise.

The leader of the divers Ben Raines was involved in the discovery and other professionals like Grant Hurley, experts for the analysis of tree rings from the University of Southern Mississippi, which is using the carbon isotope found a 52,000 year old forest.

Scientists from Alabama authorities requested permission to conduct more analysis to find out how the forest is managed to survive such a long period.

It is known that wetlands CEPRES can live more than 1,300 years.

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