This week on The Naturalist Bernie delves into the wonderful world of pearls. Tune in for a breakdown of pearls from past to present; a look back at an era of controlled breathing and diving with knives and stones and the transition to pearl farms and artificial cultivation. And remember: pearls come from muscles, not oysters! This episode was sponsored by Acme Smoked Fish: a culinary mainstay in NYC for 55 years.
Photo 1: Natural pearls, Photo 2: Mikimoto pearls