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The tradition of blowing a conch shell in the Florida Keys began centuries ago. In the 1800’s, when the local economy was largely based on salvaging cargoes from ships wrecked on the nearby reef, sailors attracted attention by blowing piercing blasts on the shell. But you don’t need to be a “conch” to play the conch, and here’s a first lesson in this uniquely “Keys” practice.

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