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Elephant tusks have been found on what is believed to have been a slave ship. Dingle Oceanworld’s education officer Ciara O’Halloran pictured with one the tusks dredged up from the sea bed by fishermen in fishing nets. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Elephant tusks have been found on what is believed to have been a slave ship. Dingle Oceanworld’s education officer Ciara O’Halloran pictured with one the tusks dredged up from the sea bed by fishermen in fishing nets. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Elephant tusks have been found on what is believed to have been a slave ship. Dingle Oceanworld’s education officer Ciara O’Halloran pictured with one the tusks dredged up from the sea bed by fishermen in fishing nets. Photo by Domnick Walsh

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There is no doubt the seas off Kerry's coast are home to a deep vault from which many of history's secrets lie undisturbed.

From time to time, rare signs of this underworld are brought to the surface as is evidenced by the recent find of elephant tusks, most likely to have come from a slave ship making its way from west Africa in the 18th or early 19th centuries.


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