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malaise

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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:12 PM Sep 2017

60,000 year old Ancient Underwater Forest off Alabama Coast [View all]

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/unveiling-ancient-underwater-forest-alabama-coast-n804496
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— Deep beneath the surface, off the coast of Alabama, lies a hidden treasure not known to man for thousands of years: an ancient underwater forest.

Long concealed and preserved under a thick layer of sediment are clusters of cypress trees, which scientists believe was uncovered by Hurricane Ivan back in 2004.

The exact spot of the forest was unknown for years until local fishermen happened upon it, just by noticing something odd on the sonar.

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One more nail in the coffin of the Fundie 6,000 year fake news.
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