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Man finds rare whale vomit on beach

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A man has found what he believes to be a rare chunk of whale vomit while walking on a beach.

Jack Tipper, 39, made the discovery of the waxy, yellow substance in Ilfracombe, Devon.

Used in the manufacture of perfume, ambergris is found in the digestive system of sperm whales and is commonly called "floating gold" due to its rarity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-42703991

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khol

..man what people will put a price tag on !   :lol:

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oldrover

If only it'd bobbed left not right (with your back to the Atlantic) it might have been me who found it. Dead opposite Ilfracombe.

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khol

I had no idea about the value of this stuff. I live over on the Pacifac side and it doesnt seem as common. I havent heard of anyone finding any over here Here is another story of some lucky fisherman who netted US$3 million worth of it !!

https://www.sciencealert.com/fisherman-have-just-found-a-us-3-million-lump-of-whale-vomit

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acute

I always write SWALLOWS on the back of envelopes. (Sealed With A Large Lump Of Whale Spew)

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