50,000-year-old Cypress Trees Discovered

Date: 16/09/2013

In the Gulf of Mexico is an underwater forest of cypress more than 50,000 years old
and environmentalists are working to have them preserved. The trees are 18.2m underwater and the entire forest covers two and a half square kilometres of sea floor. The trees are covered in anemones, crabs and shrimp and there are huge clouds of red snapper and grouper following you. Lumber companies want to harvest the trees from the sea floor.

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