Sperm whale Norway 2007

Ambra Grisea

Ambra Grisea. Ambra gris. Secreted by the Sperm whale, Physeter Macrocephalus.   It is a hard, waxy substance amber in colour, sometimes grey’ish often found floating on the surface of the sea. Produced in the digestive system of the sperm whale, it is suggested that it may be a bile duct secretion. In life, the lining…

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