This underwater cypress forest is estimated to be 52,000 years old. They were buried in sediment, but were likely uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The stumps of the cypress trees span an area estimated at 0.5 square miles (1.3 kilometers), approximately 10 miles off the beach, and sit about 60 feet (18 meters) below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
The forest had become an artificial reef, attracting fish, crustaceans, sea anemones and other underwater life burrowing between the roots of the cypress stumps.
The location of this spot is centered on the hole in the sonar image. Actual stumps should be on the banks in this area.
Underwater Cypress Forest Hole is a fishing spot.
An artificial or natural reef that attracts fish can be found here.
This spot is known to contain ledges and/or rocks that attract fish.
This spot is known to contain vegetation (brush piles, grass/weed beds, timber/trees, etc.) that attracts fish.
This fishing spot was added to the database on 7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM by GSpots and last updated on 2/19/2021 12:09:10 AM.
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