Animals: Again, Ambergris

"That is bad news, very bad news," gravely remarked Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy in Manhattan one day last week. He referred to reports that at Islesboro, Me. an 11-year-old boy had found a 17-lb. lump of ambergris worth some $15,000.

Dr. Cushman. curator of the American Museum of Natural History and an expert on ambergris, explained: "I mean that is bad news for me. It means another barrage of letters from every Tom, Dick & Harry who finds a hunk of rotten fish anywhere along the Atlantic Coast." Last big U. S. find of...

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