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Is there actually ambergris on Ambergris Caye?

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Is there actually ambergris on Ambergris Caye?

Ok... kind of a left field question.

My spouse is a biologist professor and has a marine biology degree. When he heard me say we were going to Ambergris Caye, the first blurb out of his mouth was, "ooh! whale vomit!! where can we find some?" To give you an idea... we have traveled to remote Utah to "fish" for fish fossils and he has been talking about going to Diamond State Park in Arkansas for years...

Guidebooks and the casual Google search has not led me anywhere. We are not looking to go anywhere out of the way, but are more curious. Was the caye named this because there was a large find of ambergris there?

Didn't look yet, but is there a public aquarium on the caye, even a small one?

Edited: 08 October 2013, 17:01
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1. Re: Is there actually ambergris on Ambergris Caye?

i read in a guidebook once how Ambergris got its name, but, I'm not at home to look through my Belize guidebooks.

Lan Sluder's 'Belize First' website may have some info. I think there's also a link on there to contact him. I bet he knows.

http://www.belizefirst.com/

No aquariums on the caye, other than a fairly large fish tank in the Tropic Air terminal......

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2. Re: Is there actually ambergris on Ambergris Caye?

whale vomit or sperm? Rare, valuable and recently read an article about someone finding some, but can't recall where. Expensive though

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3. Re: Is there actually ambergris on Ambergris Caye?

Found this: check bottom of the page..

ambergriscaye.com/fieldguide/history2.html

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