Diver discovers massive ancient tusk off coast of Florida

07-07-2024 02:39 PM

Ammon News - A fossil-hunting diver has found a rare fossil off the coast of Florida.

The section of tusk comes from a mastodon - a relative of the mammoth that lived on Earth for millions of years until they went extinct around 13,000 years ago.

Diver Alex Lundberg is pretty experienced at finding fossils like these, having found parts of mastodon tusks in the area before.

But his latest find is the biggest and most complete one.

In an interview, he said he won't be selling it because it's "priceless".

The tusk measures in at 1.2 metres. A full-sized tusk is estimated to be around 4.8 metres.

Alex Lundberg has found other fossils including mammoth teeth and bones of an ancient jaguar in the same place off Florida's Gulf Coast.


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