Strongly scented wax like substance found in the sperm whale
Ambergris ambergrease, or grey amber, is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour produced in the digestive system of sperm whales. Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odour. However, it acquires a sweet, earthy scent as it ages, commonly likened to It is also sometimes found in the abdomens of dead sperm whales.
Mega-rare whale vomit found by dog walker on UK beach set to fetch £7,000 at auction
15 Apr Highly prized and extremely rare, it's hard to tell if you've stumbled on this If you find one of these, you might hope for ambergris – sometimes referred Considering that not every sperm whale poo includes lumps and that the to this test: candle or paraffin wax, residues from palm oil distillation, rubber.
7 Sep A lump of incredibly rare and highly sought-after whale vomit is be sold at The chunk of ambergris - a waxy rock-like substance that can prolong the scent Rare find: Ambergris is produced in the intestines of sperm whales.
Description:See Article History Ambergris, a solid waxy substance originating in the intestine of the sperm whale Physeter catodon. In Eastern cultures ambergris is used for medicines and potions and as a spice; in the West it was used to stabilize the scent of fine perfumes. Ambergris floats and washes ashore most frequently on the coasts of China , Japan , Africa, and the Americas and on tropical islands such as the Bahamas. When exposed to sun, air, and seawater, however, it hardens and fades to a light gray or yellow, developing a subtle and pleasant fragrance in the process. Pieces are usually small, but one chunk found in the Dutch East Indies weighed about kg 1, pounds.