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Mammoth tusk discovered at the coast of California


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The researchers of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute(MBARI) discovered a mammoth tusk at the coast of California.

The researchers found the mammoth tusk for the first time in 2019. Back then they were able to find only a tiny piece. The rare tusk was found over 3,000 meters under the ocean.

For the second time, when the researchers again went to the site, they found the whole mammoth tusk. The tusk was coated in a thick black crust. This crust is made of naturally deposited iron-manganese.

The rare discovery

The cold environment and high pressure of the water preserved the tusks. The researchers also discovered that the mammoth tusk is 100,000 years old. The tusk belonged to a female mammoth.

The researchers described the discovery as extraordinary as it is the oldest well-preserved mammoth from the region of North America.

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