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Mystery over tusks found by UK fishermen

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A lobster fisherman believes he may have discovered a pair of mammoth tusks off the Kent coast.

The tusks were discovered by Barry Mount off Herne Bay, when an extremely low tide allowed him to walk 0.75 miles out to explore the seabed.

He said he believed the tusks once belonged to a mammoth.

Professor Adrian Lister, palaeontology merit researcher at the Natural History Museum, said they were more likely to have come from an elephant.

He described them as a "remarkable find".

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-kent-21535616

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Wow a matching pair of tusks. Hope they are mammoth tucks.

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very nice....but i was hoping to hear about some Big Mammoth which is bigger or at least equal to Paraceratherium.Hmm..I wish someday i will hear a news like that.

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Could be a part of a poachers hoard.

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I don't see what the mystery is.

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Great find.they are awesome.

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I don't see what the mystery is.

"He said it was probably more likely they were modern as they were so well-preserved, and could perhaps be part of a cargo of African or Asian elephant tusks".

The mystery: were it mammoth tusks or modern elephant tusks.

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"He said it was probably more likely they were modern as they were so well-preserved, and could perhaps be part of a cargo of African or Asian elephant tusks".

The mystery: were it mammoth tusks or modern elephant tusks.

By the way they look clean cut on the bottoms , my guess is that they are elephant ....

TiP.

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What a stroke of luck!

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very nice....but i was hoping to hear about some Big Mammoth which is bigger or at least equal to Paraceratherium.Hmm..I wish someday i will hear a news like that.

That must be the Mammuthus Sungari:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammuthus_sungari

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