Giant Eyeball Washes Ashore On Florida Beach

The Orlando Sentinel reports on a monstrous find:

In Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen. “It was very, very fresh,” he said Thursday. “It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag.”

He notified a police officer, who gave him the phone number for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It will be preserved in formalin, a mixture of formaldehyde and water, before being sent for analysis to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, said Carli Segelson, spokeswoman for the wildlife commission.

No one could say immediately what species the giant eye came from. Charles Messing, a professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center, said he couldn’t rule out a giant squid.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/winterisoverrated Fabian_Ramos

    I use to go swimming at that beach (near 12th and A1A)  with the “ex” all the time.

    Just heard it was from a swordfish… meh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/winterisoverrated Fabian_Ramos

    I use to go swimming at that beach (near 12th and A1A)  with the “ex” all the time.

    Just heard it was from a swordfish… meh.

    • Earaches

      “Swordfish!”

    • Earaches

      “Swordfish!”

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Everything good with you @BuzzCoastin:disqus? 

    All your eyes accounted for and everything where it should be?

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Everything good with you @BuzzCoastin:disqus? 

    All your eyes accounted for and everything where it should be?

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

       you may notice that my all seeing eye is still intact
      but that pic might make a decent avatar image

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

       you may notice that my all seeing eye is still intact
      but that pic might make a decent avatar image

  • Heath

    Well now I don’t feel so bad when I eviscerate a chicken and throw out the intestinal tract, I don’t like the eyes either.

  • Heath

    Well now I don’t feel so bad when I eviscerate a chicken and throw out the intestinal tract, I don’t like the eyes either.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1n8A5VkNPo

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1n8A5VkNPo

  • James

    Never mind the eye they found.. I’m more worried about what it was that ate the rest of the beast that the eye came from…. now THAT must have big eyes!

  • James

    Never mind the eye they found.. I’m more worried about what it was that ate the rest of the beast that the eye came from…. now THAT must have big eyes!