Collecting "percebes"

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+5 1. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

I think I will just stick to eating chicken! One slip and that guy is dead.
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+1 2. Viveroth commented 9 years ago

They are actually animals, not plants (just for those who didnt know).
Can we call those guys hunters then? Yes from me!
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+5 3. thejackel commented 9 years ago

i would do it :D
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+4 4. doubledesperado commented 9 years ago

Dang, that's $1,135 USD, untaxed if they want it to be >:)
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+4 5. thejackel commented 9 years ago

is there anywhere i can do this in America, i love high risk, high pay jobs. :)
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+7 6. Yokhannan commented 9 years ago

Ok, now this was a video worth watching!
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+4 7. Cynabal commented 9 years ago

I'm not a fan of seafood but I've eaten percebes in Vigo and they're simply delicious.. if you're visiting Spain or Portugal and you find such things on the menu go ahead and try them, brilliant food..

Also, cool video!
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+1 8. zerorain commented 9 years ago

percebes are expensive. one small can cost about $100 USD.

i would give it a shot. but on a less crazy cliff.
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+1 9. Jabafara commented 9 years ago

With all these camera angles and slow-mo's, this looks like it's filmed in hollywood studios ;)
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+1 10. loadrunner commented 9 years ago

The best things in life are hard to get. (2:40 jump like a boss)
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+1 11. OneShot commented 9 years ago

Couldn't you go out with a snorkel when the sea isnt as rough and just dive for them?
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+1 12. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

#11 I think at this place the sea is never calm
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+2 13. RandurSource commented 9 years ago

To bad they cut out all the wave impacts with the camera, like at 2:55

"percebes" are Goose barnacle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_barnacle

#5 the Goose barnacle are also found in Eastern Pacific coast of North America, from Canada to Baja California, Mexico
http://na.oceana.org/en/explore/creatures/gooseneck-barnacle
Not sure if it's the same kind as in Spain
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+4 14. DaCostaPT commented 9 years ago

200 Euros the kilogram? No way ? Last weekend me and my friends grab like 2 Kg with no effort at all, at the beach near my town and eaten them all. They are millions here. Thanks snort! Thanks to you I’ll start a business!
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-2 15. detonatordan commented 9 years ago

I love this one, because that guy risks it all for a few euros!
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+1 16. Koletzkii commented 9 years ago

In situations like that it's handy to wear a helmet..
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+1 17. gordjy commented 9 years ago

Sorry for the buzz kill, but it's written perceves, doens't matter if it's in portuguese or english!!
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+1 18. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

#17 Both can be right. For english it would be Goose barnacle. And the english wiki said:

In Portugal and Spain, they are a widely consumed and expensive delicacy known as percebes. Percebes are harvested commercially in the northern coast, mainly in Galicia, and are also imported from overseas, particularly from Morocco and Canada.

Perceves is more likely used in portoguese, but both writings are correct
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0 19. Scotsman50 commented 2 years ago

Don't matter what it is called,your life is worth more than 400 euro each.8-)