Mysterious Giant Eye Washed Ashore


Photo: Cari Segelson/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Gino Covacci was walking along the surf in Pompano Beach, Florida, when he noticed something odd in the sand, a giant eyeball staring back at him. But exactly whose eyeball is a bit of a mystery:

So what creature is now swimming around with an eye patch?

No one is certain, although the waters off South Florida abound with species large enough to be possibilities, including swordfish, tuna, sharks and whales. Giant squids are known for developing huge eyes to gather in what little light reaches their deep ocean habitat.

Charles Messing, a professor at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center, said he couldn't rule out a giant squid but his examination of photographs of various marine creatures led him to think the most likely candidate was a swordfish.

David Fleshler of the Orlando Sentinel has more: Link


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And here I thought it was off of a statue or something... had no idea a real live eye could be that big! Gives me the creeps, somehow!
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