Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published October 15, 2012 at 7:20 AM | Page modified October 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (3)
  • Print

Giant eyeball on Fla. beach may be from swordfish

State experts say a giant eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach last week likely came from a swordfish.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
Another government cover up! This eye ball is definitely from a space alien. MORE
Looks like a giant squid's to me.......... MORE
How big was that friggin fish? sheesh! That's a big eye. MORE

advertising

MIAMI —

State experts say a giant eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach last week likely came from a swordfish.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Monday they based their conclusion on the eyeball's color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around it. Genetic testing will be done to confirm the identification.

Wildlife officials say swordfish are commonly fished at this time of year in the Florida Straits offshore of South Florida. That's where the softball-sized eyeball turned up Wednesday.

The discovery and photos of the big eye created a buzz on the Internet.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times photographs

Seattle space needle and mountains

Purchase The Seattle Times images

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

Bad email habits to break today


Advertising