You Call Them Uni; I Call Them Whore’s Eggs. By Whatever Name, Green Sea Urchins have Become Overexploited

Back in the 1970s, I spent a summer as a mate on a lobster boat off Nova Scotia. With cold weather, choppy seas, and the physical drudgery of heaving around traps, the job entailed many less-than-pleasant duties, but my least favorite was dealing with green sea urchins—which the lobstermen referred to as “whore’s eggs.” Several […]