Omani fishermen stumble upon 80kg of ‘whale vomit’ worth $2.5 million

ambergrisThree Omani fishermen have hit the jackpot after scooping 80 kg of floating rare “whale vomit” expected to net them a mind-boggling $2.5 million. Khalid Al Sinani, who is in his late 30s, found floating “whale vomit” on the shores of Qurayat province last week. ‘Whale vomit’ or Ambergris is a very costly wax that originates as a secretion in the intestines of the sperm whale. It can be found floating in tropical seas and is used to manufacture perfume. After 20 years of hand-to-mouth life as a fisherman, Khalid’s childhood dream of winning the sea lottery came true on the morning of October 30 when he, along with two of his friends, saw a mass of ambergris floating on the sea, releasing a nasty smell. Read the story here 09:29