Rare Whale Vomit Found By Schoolboy on Beach Could Be Worth £40,000
A schoolboy could make a gross profit after stumbling across a rare piece of whale vomit on a beach – which could by worth as much as £40,000.
Charlie Naysmith, 8, discovered the 600 grams solid piece of sick after taking a stroll along Hengistbury Head, near Bournemouth.
He came across a big chunk that looked like a yellowish beige rock with a waxy finish and picked it up, according to the Daily Echo newspaper.
With the help of his parents he discovered his find was not a rock, but a substance vomited or excreted by sperm whales.
But it appears that one whale’s trash is another person’s treasure.