Why Perfume Makers Love Constipated Whales

published 3 years ago by Neptune Studios

Thanks to Crunchyroll for sponsoring this video:   Thanks also to our supporters on ___________________________________________   FYI: We try to leave jargon out of our videos, but if you want to learn more about this topic, here are some keywords to get your googling started:   Cephalopod: An active predatory mollusk like an octopus or a squid. Cetacean: A marine mammal like a porpoise, dolphin or whale. Colon: The part of the large intestine that goes from the cecum to the rectum. Rectum: The last part of the intestine that ends in the anus. Eau de toilette: A dilute form of perfume ___________________________________________   Credits (and Twitter handles): Script Writer: David Goldenberg (@dgoldenberg) Script Editor: Alex Reich Video Illustrator: Ever Salazar (@eversalazar) Video Director: Emily Elert (@eelert) Video Narrator: Emily Elert (@eelert) With Contributions From: Henry Reich, Kate Yoshida, Peter Reich Music by: Nathaniel Schroeder:   _________________________________________   Like our videos? Subscribe to MinuteEarth on YouTube: Support us on Patreon:   Also, say hello on: Facebook: Twitter: ___________________________________________   If you liked this week’s video, we think you might also like: When a whale falls, it's story has just begun:   ___________________________________________   References: Clarke, R. (2006). The Origin of Ambergris. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals 5:1  (7-21). Retrieved from: K. (1982). Ambergris: The Search for Its Origin. Isis 73:3 (382-397). Retrieved from: K. (2016). Personal communication based on his book, “Floating Gold: A Natural (and Unnatural) History of Ambergris.” Link:

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