“Do all things you normally do for a hurricane but treat this one differently because it is pointed towards New Orleans.” ~Ray Nagin

Posted: July 11, 2013 in Science, travel
Hurricane Katrina making its second landfall i...

Hurricane Katrina making its second landfall in Louisiana, as seen by NWS New Orleans radar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UNDERWATER FOREST

I have found ONE positive that resulted from Hurricane Katrina. Just 2 days ago, it became known that a forest was unearthed just miles off the coast of Alabama. Its located in about 60 feet of water. Its a cypress forest that is believed to be 50,000 years old.

The forest was covered in mud and silt and had been covered for thousands of years. Because it was packed so tightly, the forest was oxygen depraved and did not rot. If you click on the link “Underwater Forest” you can watch the video of divers swimming around the massive tree trunks amidst all of the wildlife.

I personally think this is awesome. Its a natural reef that is spawning a whole new ecosystem.

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Comments
  1. aliciabenton says:

    Wow – I didn’t know that. Pretty cool.

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