‘We found an $1.5m ambergris fortune in a sperm whale’s belly’ – BBC News

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    A group of fishermen in Yemen came across a sperm whale carcass floating in the Gulf of Aden, netting them the life-changing sum of $1.5 million.

    Ambergris is made inside the intestines of a small number of sperm whales, and is also used in perfume production.

    Although sperm whales are a vulnerable species, ambergris is considered a waste product so it can be sold in some countries.

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