A Thai fisherman’s life changed from extreme poverty to an overnight millionaire by chance, after discovering the expensive ambergris made from whale vomit.
A Thai fisherman named Narong Pecharat found 30 kilograms of ambergris in whale vomit on Surathani Beach, estimated to be worth about one million US dollars, according to the newspaper.South China Morning Post“.
This fisherman in Thailand found a 30kg piece of ambergris. The whale vomit, a coveted ingredient in perfume, could fetch him over US$1 million pic.twitter.com/ljkEDvs36m
— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) October 1, 2021
Narong explained that when he returned from a fishing trip, he saw what looked like a cream-colored sticky substance floating on the shore, so he hurried to check it, and discovered that the substance was in fact the vomit of the legendary whale of super value that many fishermen can only dream of finding.
The ambergris found in whale vomit is also known as “Amber of the Sea”It is an essential ingredient in the perfume industry, and thus the material is highly sought after by manufacturers.
The amber found by the hunter
It is noteworthy that fishermen used to search for sperm whales in order to obtain vomit, until the laws to protect whales came into force..
In another context, a 61-year-old New Zealand man named Duncan Payne – earlier – amassed a fortune estimated at $2.1 million, after selling 45 kilograms of rare whale vomit “amber”, which is used in perfumery.
The fisherman holds a certificate after selling amber
And the British newspaper, Daily Mail, reported that Duncan Pine, who lives in Southland, New Zealand, has been collecting amber from beaches since 2018, where the price of amber in the market can reach $ 45 per gram, which means that Pine managed to make a huge fortune after Large quantities of amber.
Payne said he goes to the beach four or five times a month to find amber and take it home to dry for a few months and clean it of seaweed or rocks.