Museum stars Seattle mammoth tusk

Museum stars Seattle mammoth tusk

Credit: Zahid Arab / KING

The Burke Museum was packed for Dino Day, March 8. The star was the mammoth tusk recently discovered in S. Lake Union

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by KING 5 News

kgw.com

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 9 at 11:25 AM

SEATTLE -- The line at the Burke Museum stretched around the block Saturday as people waited to get a look at the mammoth tusk that was found in downtown Seattle last month.

The fossil is the most complete and largest mammoth tusk ever found in Seattle. Scientists are keeping it moist to prevent it from splitting and cracking.

The Burke Museum, AMLI and KING 5 are asking the public to help the mammoth rediscover its name.
 
Submissions will be accepted from March 8 to March 30 and winners will be announced at the Burke Museum on April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Winners will receive a membership to the Burke Museum, a gift bag and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's paleontology collection.
 
Entries can  be submitted online at seattlemammoth.org or in person at the Burke Museum.

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