In the coastal region of Galicia, Spain a few brave fisherman set out everyday to repel off of little inlets for precious gooseneck barnacles. The barnacles themselves are extremely expensive despite their small size due to their sweet and salty flavor. “They taste like the sea,” says Serxo, and demand for their unique flavor is ever-present. Serxo has lost friends to the dangerous waves that batter these brave fisherman as they scrape away what amounts to seafood gold on the rocks. The risk/reward may seem appealing at first, but as David Beriain’s short documentary Sea Bites shows, greenhorns soon find out it’s not all its cracked up to be. We’re just glad we don’t have to deal with nine meter waves in the office.
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