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New whale beer could leave a bad taste

Brewers in Australia have launched a new ale made from ambergris, a substance naturally secreted by sperm whales. The Robe Town Brewery has said that its Moby Dick Ambergris Ale is brewed using small amounts of the waxy and foul smelling whale by-product as one of its ingredients. The brew was created as a special edition for a…

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Ambergris: lucky, lucrative and legal?

A lot of people are intrigued by the current story of a dog walker discovering a lump of ambergris washed up on a beach on Anglesey, North Wales. We’ve been asked several times whether it is legal to remove this product from the beach and sell it. The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is yes (at least…

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