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Softball-sized eyeball washes up on Florida beach

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:55 p.m. HST, Oct 12, 2012

MIAMI » It's not that body parts never wash ashore on Florida beaches. But usually it's not an eye the size of a softball.

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.

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manakuke wrote:
A real October eeek!
on October 12,2012 | 06:16AM
soshaljustic wrote:
I got my eye on you! Imagine being the one who found it? Wonder if it's good eats! Why turn it over to scientists unless u think it came from yeti? I know, the nuked foodstuff from japan was eaten, finally R mutating marine species-is it maybe ahi eye?-where da rest of that ahi?
on October 12,2012 | 06:18AM
psimmons wrote:
Floating debris is one thing but when living animals eat radiated food sources, this is just one of the horrific and tragic outcomes from the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant fail. It wouldn't surprise me if that eyeball is from a Japanese Pygmy angelfish, normally a fish no longer than a few inches.
on October 12,2012 | 06:53AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Release the KRAKEN!!!
on October 12,2012 | 07:59AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Seems like the Kraken got dirshed.
on October 12,2012 | 08:07AM
Waokanaka wrote:
Squid eye
on October 12,2012 | 08:27AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
When it starts to rot they can call it Stink Eye.
on October 12,2012 | 08:51AM
dlum003 wrote:
Mola Mola (Sunfish), Oarfish, or Giant Bluefin Tuna. Definitely not a squid, looks too complex in structure and non-opaque.
on October 12,2012 | 11:14AM
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