Whale vomit is worth how much?

Whale vomit is worth how much?

Whale vomit is worth how much?

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by KHOU.com staff/BELO Affiliate

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

MORECAMBE, England -- How much do you think whale vomit is worth?

A man in England quickly found out that it’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“In Google I put ‘whale vomit,’” said Ken Wilman. “As soon as I saw the pictures of it I came straight back down to the beach, picked it up and brought it home.”

Turns out whale vomit, or ambergris, is one of the rarest natural products on earth.

It has a very rich smell that’s used mainly to make perfume.

Whale vomit is worth $10 to $50 per gram. The lump Wilman’s dog on Morecambe beach in England was worth close to $150,000.

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