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Thai Fisherman Offered $3.2 Million for Golden ‘Whale Vomit’


A Thai fisherman is hoping to cash in as much as $3.2 million on some massive chunks of material he stumbled upon while walking along a local beach.

Strange thing: Narit Suwansang believes that what he came across last week along the coastlines of Nakhon Si Thammarat province is ambergris, a material sometimes referred to as “whale vomit,” Coconuts Bangkok reports. 

Whale Found Off Thailand Dies from Eating More than 80 Plastic Bags

A short-fin male pilot whale that Thai authorities found in the Na Thap Canal in Thailand near the border with Malaysia early last week had died from eating more than 80 plastic bags and other packaging.

The poor animal was found by the authorities on May 28, Monday, in the canal. A group who rescued the whale tried to save it from dying, as can be seen in the photos that posted on Thai Facebook on Thursday.

50 Chinese Villagers Band Together to Save Stranded Whale

Residents of Zhanjiang, China worked together in an effort to save a grey-colored whale that got washed ashore on a local beach on Monday.

The five-meter-long mammal was discovered lying on the beach by local villagers about 20 meters away from the shoreline, Reuters reported. Struggling to breathe and in growing danger of dehydration due to exposure to the sun’s extreme heat, the whale appeared to be in dire need of rescue by the time it was found.