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.

14 Comments on "Giant Eyeball Washes Ashore On Florida Beach"

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Everything good with you @BuzzCoastin:disqus? 

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

  4. Everything good with you @BuzzCoastin:disqus? 

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

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