October 12, 2012 in Nation/World

Large eye discovered on beach

Associated Press
 
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A giant eyeball from a mysterious sea creature that washed ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.
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MIAMI – It’s not that body parts never wash ashore on Florida beaches. But usually it’s not an eye the size of a softball.

State wildlife officials are trying to determine the species of a blue eyeball found by a man Wednesday at Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale.

They put the eyeball on ice so it can be analyzed at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

Agency spokeswoman Carli Segelson says the eyeball likely came from a marine animal. Possibilities include a giant squid, a whale or some type of large fish.

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