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Gold rush, of a sort–Welsh whale vomit rush

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North Wales is facing a gold rush after whale vomit was [recently] found washed up on its beaches. Valuable ambergris – known as floating gold – has…been found at Rhos on Sea and Shell Island, reports the Daily Post….

Ambergis is used to produce perfume and can fetch more than £10 a gram. It is produced when the whale has been eating squid and their parrot-like beaks have irritated the walls of its innards.

Rarely recovered on British shores, ambergris is usually found on the coasts of the United States and Australia.

August 24, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. i think i have one block of this picture above , i found it floating in the ocean of norther solomon island,

    Comment by franco ne'e | August 18, 2007


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