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Monterey hosts first International Abalone Derby


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Posted by on April 30, 2006 at 14:39:35:

MONTEREY, Calif. In the seaside city of Monterey, people don't just eat abalone anymore. They also race them.
More than 200 people were in Monterey yesterday to watch the city's first International Abalone Derby.

About 120 mollusks competed for the title of "World's Fastest Abalone."

The sea creatures have a muscular appendage that allows them to cruise the ocean for food. Abalone can travel as fast as two feet per minute.

The derby lasted about two hours and contained 15 heats, two semi-final rounds and a grand finale.

When the race was over, the contestants were eaten.



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