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Experience the Wonder of Alabama’s Undersea Forest!

Sixty thousand years ago, along the coast of Alabama, the sea level rose and buried an ancient forest beneath the sea floor. Now, thanks to the hurricane waves that uncovered it—­and to Northeastern University Professors and OGL collaborators Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson who recently filmed it—you can experience this miraculous undersea forest from the comfort of your living room!

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OGL’s new species discovery is number one! 

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Wicked Worms from Under the Sea

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