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2020 Conch Shell Blowing Contest 03

Participants in the group division of the annual Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest toot their conch shells Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Key West, Fla. Contestants were judged on the quality of tone, duration, loudness and novelty of sounds produced. Conch shells were used by early Florida Keys residents to signal salvagers that a sinking ship was spotted offshore the subtropical island chain. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O’Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2020 Conch Shell Blowing Contest 02

Mandar Joshi points his conch shell to the sky as he competes in the annual Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Key West, Fla. Contestants were judged on the quality of tone, duration, loudness and novelty of sounds produced. Conch shells were used by early Florida Keys residents to signal salvagers that a sinking ship was spotted offshore the subtropical island chain. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O’Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2020 Conch Shell Blowing Contest 01

Canadian Alliszon Zaichkowski toots her conch shell during the annual Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Key West, Fla. A French horn player for the Royal Canadian Navy, Zaichkowski won top honors by impressing the judges with excerpts from several melodies including composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O’Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)