Oct 6, 2008

Hurricane Ike uncovers Mammoth Fossil

Hurricane Ike uncovered a big fossil tooth in Texas. The fossile tooth is believed to belong to a Columbian mammoth, that gazed in North America around 10,000 years ago. So, for researchers this is an interesting gift that hurricane Ike left behind!

How the fossil tooth was found? Dorothy Sisk and her colleague Jim Westgate, who is a paleontologist in Lamar University, visited her Bolivar Peninsula home after Ike hit the area. In the front yard of Sisk's beachfront property, they found the 6-pound fossil tooth.

The tooth that looks like a series of boot soles or slices of bread wedged together, will be given to Texas Memorial Museum in Austin.


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