Giant ímystery eyeballí discovered on beach
2012-10-12 0:00

By Pete Thomas |

The discovery of an enormous eyeball on a South Florida beach begs a very pertinent question: What kind of creature did it belong to? The "mystery eyeball," as itís being referred to by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, was found Wednesday by a beachcomber on Pompano Beach.

Carli Segelson, spokeswoman for the agency, said the eyeball is slightly larger than a baseball and presumably belonged to some kind of marine animal.

Giant eyeball found by a beachcomber Wednesday on Pompano Beach, Fla.

"Weíre hoping to determine what kind, but at this point we just donít know," Segelson said.

The eyeball is being preserved and will be delivered to the agencyís research lab in St. Petersburg, where itís hoped an official identification can be made.

Meanwhile, people are making all sorts of guesses.

Perhaps the best comes from George Burgess of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Burgess has suggested that the eye may have belonged to a bigeye thresher shark. The species is found off Florida in moderately deep water, and the sharks are aptly named.

Other guesses have appeared on the FWCís Facebook page.

"Iím going for a whale eye ...," reads one comment.

"Giant squid?" reads another.


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RIC: Delicious Tuna Eyeball perhaps? (link) Not for the squeamish. ;)
~ Elizabeth

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