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Source: AL.com

The ancient cypress forest found 60 feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, due south of Gulf Shores, Alabama, is about 60,000 years old, says a team of scientists who have studied the site.

The forest appears to be a wholly unique relic of our planet’s past, the only known site where a coastal ice age forest this old has been preserved in place, with thousands of trees still rooted in the dirt they were growing millennia ago.

Watch “The Underwater Forest” below.

Read the full story at AL.com.