Sperm vomit whale
For other uses, see Ambergris disambiguation. In the episode "Whale Gold" of the British television series The Buccaneers , a crew of eighteenth-century pirates led by Captain Dan Tempest actor Robert Shaw find large pieces of ambergris at sea and on a beach, discoveries that lead to quarrels and death due to "whale gold fever. Ambergris has been used in some expensive perfumes as it allows scent to last longer, in part because the ambrein molecule on exposure to a certain type of activated oxygen, creates fragrance compounds that are lighter and are more volatile or smelly, and they may take other volatile molecules present in ambergris with them. Different organisms biosynthesise different compounds, such as caffeine made by cocoa, coffee or tea plants. A piece like the one in the photographs can take 20 years to fully refine: A Natural and Unnatural History of Ambergris," said in an interview with CNN that "It's more like poop, and it comes from the same place as poop, but it's only made by a small percentage of sperm whales, as a result of indigestion.
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Read more Click here to reset your password. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. The rival gangs vying to control London's drugs trade who are fuelling rising tide of bloodshed on Happy 45th anniversary, exploding whale By Earth Touch News. They can be covered with a soft white layer that looks a bit like cotton wool. A Natural and Unnatural History of Ambergris , says that it is only produced by sperm whales, and only by an estimated one percent of them.
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Description: Request Reprint or Submit Correction. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. The best big brother you could ask for! If still in doubt, send me a sample. His plan is to recover the corpse himself in hopes that it contains ambergris.
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