A giant “softball-sized” eyeball washed up on a beach in south Florida yesterday, no nobody seems to know what it is. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted the following on their Facebook page:
“The FWC Tequesta Field Lab received a call that a citizen from Pompano Beach found what appeared to be a giant eye. Our staff in South Florida picked it up and placed it on ice. It will be sent for possible identification.”
It is presumed to be the eyeball of a giant squid or a whale. Still, pretty freaky.
UPDATE: “Based on its color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around it, we believe the eye came from a swordfish.” A 638 pound swordfish was caught this year off Marathon – they do grow quite large.