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A 3-foot-long mammoth tusk hidden on the ocean floor could offer clues about the ancient creatures

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Members of the science team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute observe the mammoth tusk. Darrin Schultz © 2021 MBARI
Scientists discovered a 3-foot-long mammoth tusk roughly 10,000 feet below the ocean's surface.
The deep sea is ideal for preserving remains, though mammoth fossils rarely wind up there.
The tusk belongs to a young female mammoth. Scientists are using it for clues about how she lived.
To the untrained eye, it may have looked like a giant wood log. In reality, scientists had spotted something unusual off the California coast two years ago: a 3-foot-long mammoth...
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