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Sperm Whale Vomit Anyone??

Wild & Weird: Boy Strikes It Rich With Cetacean Regurgitation

Little Charlie Naysmith could be 60 grand richer after finding a piece of whale puke washed up on the shores of Hengistbury Head in southern England. As it turns out, the yellowish, waxy barf, which Charlie first took for a rock, is in great demand in the perfume industry: His one-pound piece is worth an estimated $63,000. Called ambergris, the substance, spit up in the ocean by sperm whales, is used to prolong the alluring scent of many perfumes -- a classic eau de upchuck.

So what will the 8-year-old do with all that money? Charlie's dad says his son is a nature lover and is considering building a shelter for animals -- a happy ending to this magical tale of rags to regurgitation.

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: Sperm Whale Vomit Anyone??

actually the whale pitcured is either a humpback or a right whale. sperm whales are much larger & rarely breach (jump or lunge out of water).


Sperm Whale range The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of the toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal in the world. The whale was named after the milky-white substance spermaceti found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. The Sperm Whale's enormous head and distinctive shape, as well as its central role in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, have led many to describe it as the archetypal whale. Partly due to Melville, the Sperm Whale is commonly associated with the quasi-mythic Leviathan of Biblical lore.

Historically the Sperm Whale has also been known as the Common Cachalot

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:33 PM
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now THIS is a sperm whale

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great story....

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Fucking kid.

GIMME THAT ROCK!

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now THIS is a sperm whale
lol you're such a nerd.. Thanks for the corrective info.

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lol you're such a nerd.. Thanks for the corrective info.
Hmmmm...thanks?

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