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Pu, a Hawaiian conch shell, is a large seashell played like a ceremonial fanfare trumpet. Made of two kinds of large shells, Triton or Cassis cornuta, it is capable of emitting a loud sound carrying as far as two miles. The volume depends on the style of blowing rather than breath volume capacity.
This shell has been used as a trumpet by Polynesians and in myth, the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. It is also found in the story of Daedalus and King Minos.
March 8th, 2013
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