Thursday, October 25, 2012

Grapefruit Sized Fish-Eyeball Found In Florida

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 From Guardian  by Richard Luscombe

A giant eyeball found washed up on a Florida beach is probably that of a giant swordfish, experts have said, bringing a disappointingly mundane ending to a bizarre marine mystery that set the internet abuzz with tales of monsters from the deep.

Since beachcomber Gino Covacci stumbled across the blue, grapefruit-sized body part as he walked on Pompano Beach, near Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission have been trying to identify the sea creature from which it was cut.
Suggestions included a giant squid, whose eyes can be as large as soccer balls, a big eye thresher shark, which can reach can reach 16ft, a marlin or a particularly large sailfish.

The FWC has yet to release its official finding, but shark expert George Burgess of the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville said he had spoken to one of the commission's scientists on Friday afternoon, who told him "eye in hand" that he was sure that it came from a impressively-sized swordfish.

 Experts say a blue, grapefruit-sized eyeball which was found washed up on Pompano Beach in Florida on Wednesday is probably from a 10ft swordfish Link to this video

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