Fishermen in Yemen hit million-dollar jackpot in whale’s belly

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Fishermen in Yemen hit million-dollar jackpot in whale’s belly” – below is their description.

    A group of fishermen in Yemen has hit the jackpot when they found a floating whale carcass in February 2021, containing a lump of ambergris worth more than US$1.5 million. Also known as “floating gold”, ambergris is a rare substance found only in the belly of sperm whales and is used to make perfume. The sale of the rare treasure has helped lift the fishermen and their local community out of poverty.

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    In This Story: Yemen

    Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometres. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres.

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