Video : Braving the Tides for Goose Barnacles on Spain’s Rocky Coast

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The González sisters—Susanna, Isabel, Lala and Belén—ply their collective trade as percebeiras, or goose barnacle hunters, in Baiona, Spain. While the barnacles, or “percebes” as they're called in Spanish, are plentiful along the rocky Atlantic coast of Galicia, harvesting these little culinary delicacies is often a difficult—and even dangerous—job. Treacherous footing, rogue waves and bone-chillingly cold waters are but a few of the hazards that percebeiros must contend with on a daily basis. For these reasons, percebes command high prices on the seafood market. Traditionally, barnacle hunting was a male-dominated profession, but together, the González sisters are carrying on a family legacy of living off the sea. This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis. SUBSCRIBE: This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: Make our acquaintance on Facebook: Give us a shout on Twitter: Come hang with us on Vimeo: Visit our world directly: