Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 30, 20212021-10-30T11:53:21+05:30 2021-10-30T11:53:21+05:30In: GENERAL What is Ambergris? What is Ambergris? current affairsscience & technology Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 307 Answers 60 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile [Deleted User] 2021-10-30T11:56:29+05:30Added an answer on October 30, 2021 at 11:56 am Smuggling of Ambergris Context: In the past few weeks, the Mumbai Police has arrested five persons trying to sell Ambergris or whale vomit. What is Ambergris? Ambergris is generally referred to as whale vomit. It is a solid waxy substance that floats around the surface of the water body and at times settles on the coast. A sperm whale eats several thousand squid beaks a day. Occasionally, a beak makes its way to the whale’s stomach and into its looping convoluted intestines where it becomes ambergris through a complex process, and may ultimately be excreted by the whale. Is it Ambergris valuable? This excretion is so valuable it is referred to as floating gold. As per the latest estimates, 1 kg of ambergris is worth Rs 1 crore in the international market. The reason for its high cost is its use in the perfume market, especially to create fragrances like musk. It is also believed to be used in some traditional medicines. Why are the laws on Ambergris? Due to its high value, Ambergris has been a target for smugglers, especially in coastal areas. Since the sperm whale is a protected species, hunting the whale is not allowed. However, smugglers are known to have illegally targeted the fish to obtain the valuable Ambergris from its stomach. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about different types of Orbits. What is Pathalgadi?
Smuggling of Ambergris
In the past few weeks, the Mumbai Police has arrested five persons trying to sell Ambergris or whale vomit.
What is Ambergris?
Is it Ambergris valuable?
Why are the laws on Ambergris?