Stink of the Sea
The sperm whale is the world’s largest carnivore. It eats 1,000 pounds of food every day. - mostly squid, who sometimes like to fight back. Armed with a murderous beak, the squid uses the beak to scrape the whale's intestines. So the whale surrounds it in a lump of waxy goo, which passes out of the whale and onto the beach. This waxy ball of decomposing squid beaks is called ambergris. For something that came out of a whale’s butt - it doesn’t smell that bad. Ambergris has a delicate fragrance, like aromatic cow dung.