Three fishermen from Oman have stumbled a very rare and precious catch: a giant lump of ambergris or whale vomit. The ambergris weighs more than176 pounds and is estimated to be worth $3 million.
A recent analysis of the fecal matter of three different species of baleen whales, by Harvard and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, found intriguing similarities between the ocean giants and hippos and large, toothy predators.
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