eli5: How do you sell an ambergris if you find one?


In the unlikely event you just happen to find one.

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The short answer is that legally you can’t in the US at least. In fact you can’t even legally collect it for yourself, it’s part of a protected, endangered marine animal. Having said that, if you google “how to sell ambergris” you’ll quickly find that the market exists out in the open, and you can in fact sell it if you have it.

So… it’s a bit of a grey area.

There are websites/companies that will help connect you with a buyer, like Ambergrisconnect, taking a % of the sale as their own for facilitating the exchange.