Coring a drowned cypress forest on the continental shelf

GoPro video of submersible vibracoring operations from the CSI R/V Coastal Profiler, coring a drowned Pleistocene cypress forest offshore of Gulf Shores, Alabama. This core only penetrated 1.2 m before being stopped by buried cypress roots, but other core recoveries were in the 5-6 m range. Video reply speed is 2x. Funding from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to LSU researchers Kristine DeLong, Kevin Xu, and Sam Bentley.