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Old 02-02-2013, 10:51   #1
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Whale Vomit | Found Treasure

Now there's a thread title to get your attention

Check out this article about a fun find on the beach

BBC News - Rare whale vomit found on Morecambe beach
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:02   #2
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I remember hearing when I was a kid that the reason for whale hunting was to make perfumes. I didn't believe it. Now it seems there is a relationship.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:13   #3
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Amazing!! Looks like stone, smells like s..t, floats, and gets you between £14000 and £33000 per kilo. And you can find it beachcombing!

That's one way to fund your cruising... where are all those $500 a month debaters?

On a more serious note, I have to really start looking at all those stones on the beach.
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wonder how they list that in the ingredients?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:59   #5
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wonder how they list that in the ingredients?
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Re: Whale Vomit | Found Treasure

Can imagine the crap that kids will be bringing home to mum and dad after a day on the beach.
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Whew! I almost blew it by buying a metal detector, but now I'm thinking a bloodhound to sniff out the larger chunks of whale poo. I'm gonna be rich! Bigger boat here I come!!!
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Adventurous cash-strapped cruisers are even now experimenting with sticking their fingers down sleeping whale's throats...
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I remember hearing when I was a kid that the reason for whale hunting was to make perfumes. I didn't believe it. Now it seems there is a relationship.
We must have went to school about the same time. I remember my teacher explaining to us one day about how whale vomit was used in perfume making.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:34   #10
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Re: Whale Vomit | Found Treasure

Now the big question is. What makes a whale vomit? Too much booze? Do you want to pick up that bar tab? Maybe sea sick? lol
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At that much money I'm going to be looking a ittle closer to the various rocks I see on the beach!
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:58   #12
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Ambergris can come out either end of the whale, it's not strictly vomit. More like a cats hairball. Whaling was done for whale oil, which was once a primary lamp fuel source. The odd lump of ambergris found in a whales belly was just a bonus for whalers. There are huge variations in color and consistency, making it difficult to find unless you are familiar with the odor.
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Ambergris is often full of squid beaks. I guess it stops them from scraping the bung hole on the way out.
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Now the big question is. What makes a whale vomit? Too much booze? Do you want to pick up that bar tab? Maybe sea sick? lol
Over ripe squid with too much beake.
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Can imagine the crap that kids will be bringing home to mum and dad after a day on the beach.
No johnny, thats just another cat turd, please put it back. and get that stuff out of your pockets!
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