Huge eyeball washes up on Florida beach

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Huge eyeball washes up on Florida beach

    By Associated Press Published: Oct 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 11, 2012 at 8:26 PM PDT

    This photo made available by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows a giant eyeball from a mysterious sea creature that washed ashore and was found by a man walking the beach in Pompano Beach, Fla.

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    MIAMI (AP) - It's not that body parts never wash ashore on Florida beaches. But usually it's not an eye the size ofsoftball.

    State wildlife officials are trying to determine the species of a blue eyeball found by a man Wednesday at Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale.

    They put the eyeball on ice so it can be analyzed at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

    Agency spokeswoman Carli Segelson says the eyeball likely came from a marine animal, since it was found on a beach. Possible candidates include a giant squid, a whale or some type of large fish.

  2. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    And the "eye" was heard to be humming "I ain't got nobody".......
    Sorry :rolleyes:
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  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Eye of the Tiger o_O
  4. Matteo10572

    Matteo10572 Monkey+

  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    i'm going with cyclops running with scissors near greece. ;)
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I thought it looked more like one from a large (1000 to 1800 pound) Blue or Black Marlin. There is a replica of one 1400 to 1800 pounds at one of the entrances to the Ala Moana (probably spelled wrong) shopping mall in Oahu Hawaii. I remember quite clearly the large blue eye. ...... besides Large, very large Swordfish are a whole lot more rare than large Marlin now days.
    it seems there is still alot of dissent about the source. Experts chiming in with Squid, Whale, Swordfish and Marlin. Several sure of what it is, but disagree with others. Oh well. DNA should tell.
    Eric Warrant, a vision scientist at the University of Lund in Sweden who has worked extensively with swordfish eyes, said if the eye is not fake, it is almost certainly a swordfish. But that still wouldn't answer a key question: How would a single swordfish eye wash up on a Florida beach?
    "You usually don't find random floating eyes of any animal," said biologist Sönke Johnsen of Duke University. Johnsen was cautious about making a judgment based on the photos but said, "I'm fairly sure it's just the eye of a large scombrid, likely a swordfish or marlin."
  7. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  9. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Hell, just wash it off and give it a quick sear on the grill.
    Olive Oil and some garlic if you must.
    I'm betting it tastes like chicken.[beer]
  10. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Probably some jealous girlfish who decided to show him the meanng of "I'll scratch your eye out" Teach him to ogle the passing school
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  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Wouldn't that be a catfish?
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