Internet ByCatch | Ambergris | The Weird Gift Of Whales

Photo Apr 30, 7 08 11 PM

Yeah, we are referring to whale poop!  Actually, it’s not just whale excrement.  Its more like a gallbladder stone in their lower intestines made up of the harder bits of undigested material, like squid beaks.  Eventually, whales evacuate this substance and the ocean cures its in the sunlight over time until it reaches some random shore.  If you are lucky enough to find a piece, you might be holding on to some of the rarest shit in the world.  Literally!   In fact, one man discovered a 32 pound hunk of poop worth nearly 300,000.  Now that is some serious shit! Read on for more recent articles about the value and history of Ambergris.  I even found some links where its used in recipes, here.

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