What’s up with the Giant Eyeball?

There was a lot of news lately about the softball sized eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach recently.

The speculation was that it could be from a giant squid, or even a whale.

Alas, it appears it was probably from a large swordfish.  “‘Experts on site and remotely have viewed and analyzed the eye, and based on its color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around it, we believe the eye came from a swordfish,’ said Joan Herrera, curator of collections at the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.”   Also there were straight-line cuts visible around the eye pointing to a fisherman cutting the eye out and then discarding it.

That’s a pretty big swordfish! Although, I think a giant squid would have been even cooler :)

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