July 9th, 2013, 06:24 GMT · By Laura Sinpetru
Ancient Underwater Forest Discovered in the Gulf of Mexico
Scuba divers exploring the Gulf of Mexico have recently come across an ancient forest which appears to have spent the past 50,000 years buried under ocean sediments.
The forest, named the Bald Cypress Forest by researchers, is located close to Alabama's coastline, at a depth of about 60 feet (18.4 meters).
It is made up of stumps and logs which cover an area of roughly 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers), The Inquisitr reports.
Interestingly enough, it appears that researchers have Hurricane Katrina to thank for their discovering this ancient forest.
Thus, this powerful storm is said to have dug out the tree stumps in 2005, when it hit the United States.