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Ancient forest exposed by storms

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The ‘submerged forests’ of Mount’s Bay have been known for centuries, however they are rarely uncovered to the extent now seen at low tide on the beaches at Wherry Town and Chyandour. Geologists have used radiocarbon dating on timber and it is thought that extensive forests extended across the bay between 4000 and 6000 years ago

The Photography of Simon Maycock