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Published 12:47 IST, December 22nd 2023

Thane police seize whale vomit worth Rs 3 crore. Here's why it's called floating gold

Whale vomit, also known as ambergris, is a substance produced by the sperm whale (and some other species of whales) in their digestive system.

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Ambergris is formed when a substance irritates the whale's stomach, and the whale produces a fatty material to coat and protect its digestive tract. | Image: Unsplash
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12:39 IST, December 22nd 2023