Ambergris is also called ‘vomit gold’, which means vomit of whale fish. It may sound strange, but this substance is used to make perfume.
Ambergris of sperm whale
In Yemen, the fate of 35 fishermen changed overnight, when their hands found ‘floating gold’ in the sea. Actually, these fishermen got ‘Vomit Gold’ of sperm whale, which is worth more than Rs 11 crore. This precious discovery happened in February, when a group of fishermen found the carcass of a sperm whale fish floating in the Gulf of Aden. These fishermen from Al-Khaisa found Ambergris, considered the world’s most expensive substance, from inside the whale fish.
Ambergris is also called ‘vomit gold’, which means vomit of whale fish. It may sound strange, but this substance is used to make perfume and its price is 35 lakhs per kilogram. Ambergris A type of waxy substance that is found in the entrails of special types of fish and which is found floating in warm seas. These fishermen took the whale to the shore and when they cut its stomach, they got the rare ‘Vomit Gold’ weighing 127 kg, which is worth more than Rs 11 crore.
How fishermen told how they got ‘floating gold’?
Talking to the BBC, a fisherman said that as soon as we got close to it, we got a strong smell and we thought that this whale had something. We hooked the whale, took it to shore and decided to bite it to see what was inside its belly. When we did that, we got Ambergris. The smell was not very good but it was going to fetch a lot of money. Another fisherman told that when we got Ambergris, I was very happy. Its price was unimaginable. The discovery of Ambergris has changed the picture of these fishermen’s villages.
What is Ambergris found in sperm whales?
Ambergris has a strong odor at first but after drying it develops a sweet and long-lasting aroma. This is the reason why it is used in the perfume industry. This precious substance is given names like ‘treasure of the sea’ and ‘floating gold’. Ambergris is made only by sperm whales and only 1% of fish of this species have this substance. This valuable substance is found in the intestines of whale fish. Undersea fish feed on many creatures with sharp beaks and shells, which Ambergris serves to protect against internal injury.
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