Every evening at sundown we blow the conch and all the other boaters blow them at the same time. It sounds really cool with the echoing in the bay. A conch is the shell of a snail but it has 2 eyes and a little foot it walks around on. They are very good eating. To eat them, you cut a hole in the side of them at the 5th ring to get them out. If you want a conch horn, you have to seal up that hole you made with some putty then at the 4th ring, you cut the top off the conch and it will look all spirally inside. With a chisel, you hit the spiral out of it so it just looks like a funnel.
Conch shells are used for many different traditions. One is at sunset, some are at weddings and a bathing ceremony. These traditions take place in The Bahamas, The Caribbean and Hawaii. Here is a picture of our conch. This is the first one we caught.
There are some conch that are good to eat and some that are bad to eat. The good type is a Queen Conch. The type you don’t want to eat is a King Conch. The King Conch look a lot more beautiful but they do not taste so good. You can’t eat any conch that are in 20 feet of water (deep water). They are called black conch. They are the regular Queen Conch but if you eat them from deep water, it will make you sick.