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Seashells of Hawaii.

Updated: Jan 4, 2019

Not that you will find them tho. Ever since we moved to Maui we have been wondering why there are not seashells on the beach, or if there ever were. Is true, if you get really lucky you might find one or two very small ones, but history explains why there are almost non-existent. According to an article on Maui 24/ Puka shells originally were naturally occurring bead-like objects which can be found on some beaches in Hawaii. These were beach-worn pieces of cone snail shells, a kind of seashell. Puka is the Hawaiian word for "hole" and refers to the naturally occurring hole in the middle of these rounded and worn shell fragments. These natural beads were made into necklaces. Nowadays there are some fakes claiming to be the originals, but you are able to tell by looking at the hole in the middle because if it is to perfect it was man-made. Who ever owns one should treasure it forever due to its rich Hawaiian history.

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