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date: 19 January 2020

ambergris 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Author(s):
M. V. AngelM. V. Angel

is a grey, light waxy, rather malodorous substance occasionally found floating in tropical seas in blackish lumps varying in weight from a few grams to a hundred kilograms. Each lump consists of concentric opaque waxy layers with colours ranging from grey to brownish yellow. Ambergris is probably regurgitated by sperm ... ...

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