Spain: Scientists have found floating gold worth 4 crore 46 lakh rupees on the coast of Spain’s Canary Island located near the African coast in the Atlantic Ocean. A huge whale fish carcass was found on the coast of the Canary Islands. When scientists looked at it, they did not know that there could be a priceless treasure hidden inside its intestines. When the scientists did the postmortem of this whale fish, their joy was beyond measure. They have found whale vomit inside the intestine which is called ‘floating gold’.
A huge whale fish was found on the shore. After which the scientists were surprised. He had no idea that floating gold would be found in the belly of a whale fish. But when the postmortem of this fish was done, a heavy stone-like object was found in its intestines. Seeing which scientists first thought that it was just a kind of garbage but when it was tested it was found that this is not garbage but a kind of rare gold obtained from the ocean which is known as flatting gold. Which is very rarely achieved.
Floating gold is found in only 1 in 100 whales
The scientists said that due to strong waves and tides inside the sea, they faced a lot of difficulty in the post-mortem. Antonio Fernández Rodríguez, head of the Animal Health and Food Security Institute at the University of Las Palmas, said a postmortem examination revealed a very hard object stuck. Its weight was 9.5 kg. It was actually whale vomit. It is very rare. Hence it is called floating gold. It is often referred to as floating gold due to its rarity. It is used in making expensive and special perfumes. It is said that this floating gold is found in only 1 in 100 sperm whales.
Ambergris- used to make expensive and special perfumes
The secret of whale vomit was discovered in the 19th century. According to experts, whales eat large amounts of squid and cuttlefish, and most of them are indigestible. After this the whale vomits the fish. Even after this, however, some remains inside the whale for years. Ambergris is made from this. It is a solid, waxy, flammable substance that is light gray or black in color. It also often comes out and is seen floating in the sea. It is used in making expensive and specially branded perfumes.
What is ambergris?
Fresh ambergris smells like feces. But then slowly it starts to turn like clay. The scent of perfume made with its help lasts for a long time. For this reason expensive brands use it and are willing to pay a heavy price. So many times hunters also hunt whales. According to information, the scientists will donate the proceeds from the sale of the vomit to the victims of the La Palma volcano.