• TONMOCON VII Announced | MBL at Woods Hole | Apr 6-8, 2018
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.

Ambergris and Beaks


Jul 11, 2005
Hello again.

Had a thought after looking at some Skot Olsen art, particularly the picture of the old gimmer waxing lyrical about the beginning of the mythical giant squid fishing industry. In the background is a sailor cleaning squid beaks and I was just wondering if Giant or any kind of large squid beaks ever come up for sale? I guess one of the only place they are found are in Whale tummies and since the ban on whaling not so many are found. Has anyone ever seen any for sale?

And my secoind question is this, are there any books available about Ambergris itself?

Members online