“Finding a mammoth tusk deep in the Pacific Ocean is quite a surprise. This specimen’s deep-sea preservational environment is different from almost anything we have seen elsewhere,” said University of Michigan paleontologist Daniel Fisher, who specializes in the study of mammoths and mastodons

Fisher and his U-M colleagues will use their knowledge of the structure and composition of mammoth tusks to analyze CT scans of the specimen. The other U-M Museum of Paleontology team members are Adam Rountrey, Michael Cherney, Ethan Shirley and Scott Beld.

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