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Huge eyeball from unknown creature washes ashore on Florida beach
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-11-2012 | David Fleshler

Posted on 10/11/2012 3:37:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Huge eyeball from unknown creature washes ashore on Florida beach

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel
October 11, 2012

A giant eyeball from a mysterious sea creature washed ashore Wednesday in Pompano Beach.

No one knows what species the huge eyeball came from, but whatever it is, it has blue eyes and has to be big enough to have eyeballs bigger than softballs. Among the possibilities being discussed are a giant squid, some other large fish or a whale or other large marine mammal.

A man spotted the eyeball Wednesday and reported it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

"He was walking along the beach and found it and thought it looked like something cool," said Carli Segelson, spokeswoman for the commission.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: marinebiology; mystery
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1 posted on 10/11/2012 3:37:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That’s from IronMan’s chest.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: autumnraine

ping!


3 posted on 10/11/2012 3:38:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Is it slimy....like it was spit out??


4 posted on 10/11/2012 3:38:56 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Gotta see this.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 3:39:00 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: smoothsailing

It has to be a cyclops.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 3:39:22 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: smoothsailing

In mexico it would make a great taco.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 3:40:08 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: smoothsailing
Man, I love digging up my old favorites:


8 posted on 10/11/2012 3:41:03 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: smoothsailing

Cthulhu is going to be *pissed* that someone has one of his eyes.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: yarddog
It has to be a cyclops.

It is now.

10 posted on 10/11/2012 3:42:03 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: smoothsailing

It’s the sign of Bluebeard. Be careful....very careful...


11 posted on 10/11/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: smoothsailing

Mullah Omar?


12 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:04 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: smoothsailing

Mullah Omar’s other eye?


13 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: smoothsailing

Is Big Sis wearing an eyepatch?


14 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:23 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Rocky

Dangit.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: smoothsailing
Pompano Beach huh? So that's where I left that thing.
16 posted on 10/11/2012 3:44:21 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: yarddog

With you. It’s Polyphemus.

“No one has blinded me!”


17 posted on 10/11/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: yarddog

Didn’t the group Cyclops sing the hit “I only have eye for you
“?


18 posted on 10/11/2012 3:44:38 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: Scarpetta

19 posted on 10/11/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: smoothsailing

And so now we have this large unknown creature swimming around out there - angry, in pain, and with severely limted depth perception...


20 posted on 10/11/2012 3:46:30 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: smoothsailing

It`s from a domestic surveillance drone that crashed into the ocean.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 3:46:32 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: smoothsailing
Giant squid eyeball?
22 posted on 10/11/2012 3:47:23 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: smoothsailing

A giant squid eye—the biggest eye in the animal kingdom.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: smoothsailing

Well, I suspect it has magic powers, as the person holding the eye in the photo has sprouted toes on two fingers!


24 posted on 10/11/2012 3:47:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: smoothsailing

1000+ pound Marlin!


25 posted on 10/11/2012 3:50:14 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: smoothsailing

I’d love to have that eyeball and use it as a security camera.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 3:56:01 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: JoeProBono

"Constant Vigilance!"

27 posted on 10/11/2012 3:56:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Liberty Valance

28 posted on 10/11/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: smoothsailing

29 posted on 10/11/2012 4:01:52 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: smoothsailing

30 posted on 10/11/2012 4:02:08 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: rovenstinez

Yuck. I’ve watched them eat cow eyeball tacos in Mexico. Mesmerizing.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 4:03:55 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Slyfox

Mascot? :)


32 posted on 10/11/2012 4:04:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Tijeras_Slim

33 posted on 10/11/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: smoothsailing

No, giant squid night. Only one person had one and he stole the eye before he threw it over the glass.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 4:07:23 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: smoothsailing
HAL's cousin? *I can't do that Dave*

HAL's eye was red.

35 posted on 10/11/2012 4:07:40 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (There is room at the table for all of God's creatures, right next to the mashed potatoes.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

36 posted on 10/11/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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37 posted on 10/11/2012 4:12:07 PM PDT by mikrofon (The Eyes have it.)
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38 posted on 10/11/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: smoothsailing

Speaking of Helen Thomas..........I wonder if it tastes like chicken!!!???


39 posted on 10/11/2012 4:16:05 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: smoothsailing

Must have been playing with his Red Ryder.


40 posted on 10/11/2012 4:22:06 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks! Still not sure why this NEWS article should be in chat... but whatev...


41 posted on 10/11/2012 4:23:50 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: smoothsailing

Somewhere there’s a no-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: smoothsailing
I keep falling for those big eyes...
43 posted on 10/11/2012 4:24:30 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1360 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: smoothsailing
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is now a cyclops. Brrrrr.
44 posted on 10/11/2012 4:25:50 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: smoothsailing
I bet Forest Tucker doesn't want to talk about it.
45 posted on 10/11/2012 4:26:21 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: smoothsailing

It’s too big to be Plankton’s eye.


46 posted on 10/11/2012 4:28:01 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Psalm 37:3 "Trust in The Lord.")
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To: smoothsailing; mikrofon; martin_fierro

47 posted on 10/11/2012 4:28:01 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The eye-land of Kos.)
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To: smoothsailing

Reminds me of the talk between the two ARMINUS brothers in the book I, CLAUDIUS. where one of them is wearing an eye patch.

Bro 1: Looks like you lost an eye.

Bro 2: Yep. You seen it anywhere?


48 posted on 10/11/2012 4:29:22 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: dfwgator

Wow. 14 seconds.


49 posted on 10/11/2012 4:31:23 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: JoeProBono; shibumi

OMG....it’s the Kraken!


50 posted on 10/11/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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