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What is Ambergris ?

What is Ambergris ?

Ambergris is a whale vomit which is fascinating substance that originates in the digestive systems of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Formed as a byproduct of the whale’s natural processes, ambergris begins its journey when the whale ingests squid or other prey with indigestible elements such as beaks. As these indigestible components irritate the whale’s digestive tract, a unique reaction occurs, resulting in the gradual formation of ambergris. Initially soft, dark, and unpleasant-smelling, this substance undergoes a transformation in the ocean,…

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