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Experts solve the mystery of the giant eyeball

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 12:06 p.m. HST, Oct 15, 2012


MIAMI » State experts say they have solved the mystery of the giant eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach last week.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said today the eyeball likely came from a swordfish. They based their conclusion on the eyeball’s color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around it. Genetic testing will be done to confirm the identification.

Wildlife officials say swordfish are commonly fished at this time of year in the Florida Straits offshore of South Florida. That’s where the softball-sized eyeball turned up Wednesday.

The discovery and photos of the big eye created a buzz on the Internet.






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Bdpapa wrote:
Whew! I thought Big Brother was real!
on October 15,2012 | 07:50AM
96706 wrote:
Oh yeah DUH .... so it took an "expert" rocket scientists to figure that it was an eyeball from a Swordfish. Hell ... we ALREADY knew that! Geeez ... somebody got paid big $$$ just for that.
on October 15,2012 | 07:50AM
loquaciousone wrote:
MIAMI >> State experts say a giant eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach last week likely came from a swordfish. Foolish me. When I read the headline, I thought they had solved the mystery.
on October 15,2012 | 08:03AM
soshaljustic wrote:
Boy am I glad! I thought big bird got poked in the eye by a maniacal defunder, which made him take off flyin' and he lost his eyeball somewheres over the coast!
on October 15,2012 | 08:53AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Whew! Glad that one is solved. Now I can sleep well tonight. Ugh!
on October 15,2012 | 09:17AM
mauiray wrote:
OK, NOW FIND OUT WHO STOLE THE LINDBURG BABY
on October 15,2012 | 10:30AM
oahuson wrote:
Somewhere out there is a swashbuckling swordfish with an eye patch. Yarrgh!
on October 15,2012 | 10:42AM
juscasting wrote:
Yup, he now has an eye patch, should have gotten direct tv.
on October 15,2012 | 11:52AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
That's one helluva big swordfish!
on October 15,2012 | 01:41PM
Anonymous wrote:
I would have sworn that it came from Marty Feldman....
on October 15,2012 | 01:44PM
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