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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Piggy finds the conch shell, and as he is later Ralph's right-hand man, it makes sense that he is the one to establish the idea of order on the island by using the conch as a way to keep the peace at meetings.

renelane eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Ralph is the first to spot the conch shell covered in the sand, but it is Piggy who suggest it be used as a communication device.

Jamie Wheeler eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is Piggy who finds the conch shell and immediately shows it to Ralph.