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Ancient Underwater Forest: 50,000 Year-Old Swamp Discovered By Scuba Divers Off Alabama's Coast

Ancient Underwater Forest: 50,000 Year-Old Swamp Discovered By Scuba Divers Off Alabama's Coast

An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new information to scientists who say it's one of the most well-preserved old wrecks ever found in the Gulf.

Some of the artifacts retrieved from the shipwreck "La Belle".  Check out the website it is really interesting and fun, good for kids too.  http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/belle/index.html

Some of the artifacts retrieved from the shipwreck "La Belle". Check out the website it is really interesting and fun, good for kids too. http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/belle/index.html

Aerial photograph of the mothball, or reserve, fleet docked in Orange, Texas.

Aerial photograph of the mothball, or reserve, fleet docked in Orange, Texas.

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