Ken Wilman probably didn’t suspect the weird findings of his dog, Madge, would make him $67,400 (50,000 Euros) richer; however, when the pooch found an usual musky-smelling, waxy “stone” when walking the beach in Morecambe, he literally struck “floating gold.” While tests are still being done to confirm the object, Wilman believes it is ambergris, a substance found in the stomach of whales that is sought after for the way it acquires a beautiful scent as it ages.
“It’s worth so much because of its particular properties,” Andrew Kitchener, principal curator of vertebrates at the National Museum of Scotland, told the BBC. “It’s a very important base for perfumes and it’s hard to find any artificial substitute for it.”
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