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Giant Eyeball the Size of a Softball Washes Ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Sun Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Fleshler,

Posted on 10/12/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Huge eyeball turns up in Pompano Beach

Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen.

The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator.

"It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag."

He notified a police officer, who gave him the phone number for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. No one could say immediately what species the giant eye came from.

Wildlife officers placed the eyeball on ice. It will be preserved in formalin, a mixture of formaldehyde and water, before being sent for analysis to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, said Carli Segelson, spokeswoman for the wildlife commission.

So what creature is now swimming around with an eye patch?

No one is certain, although the waters off South Florida abound with species large enough to be possibilities, including swordfish, tuna, sharks and whales. Giant squids are known for developing huge eyes to gather in what little light reaches their deep ocean habitat.

Charles Messing, a professor at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center, said he couldn't rule out a giant squid but his examination of photographs of various marine creatures led him to think the most likely candidate was a swordfish.

Swordfish are extremely common off South Florida, which supports an active commercial and recreational fishery.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: calamari; cryptozoology; cyclops; eye; eyeball; florida; giantsquid; kraken; lostandfound; mystery; oneeyedjack; ouch; sealife; seamonster; wildlife

Stiil searching for his missing eye ...

1 posted on 10/12/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Actually, my pet hamster spit it out into the ocean while on my sailboat ...
2 posted on 10/12/2012 10:44:11 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Hehehehe.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 10:45:46 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


4 posted on 10/12/2012 10:46:17 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

“She has Bette Davis’ eyes...”

Well, just one of ‘em now...


5 posted on 10/12/2012 10:47:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s a Sunfish’s eye. Otherwise known as Mola.. I’ll bet the farm on that. And I’ve never even SEEN one in person.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 10:47:52 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: DogByte6RER

"WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!"
7 posted on 10/12/2012 10:55:28 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DogByte6RER

8 posted on 10/12/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: DogByte6RER

Giant squid?


9 posted on 10/12/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ("If 0bama had defended the Libyan Consulate as much as Big Bird the Ambassador would be alive today")
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To: DogByte6RER

CBS got flushed out to sea.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 11:13:29 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like something from a very large Blue Marlin. Not sure how it gets there unless a commercial fisherman or poacher caught it and cut it up out at sea.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 11:14:01 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: DogByte6RER
Photobucket
12 posted on 10/12/2012 11:17:55 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: DogByte6RER

Big Brother’s.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by bgill
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To: DogByte6RER
The *eyes* have it.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 11:42:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

15 posted on 10/12/2012 11:44:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: DogByte6RER
That is one amazing GIF!


16 posted on 10/12/2012 11:47:33 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: DogByte6RER
He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator.

If you are married, this is a real bad idea and could get you killed.

17 posted on 10/12/2012 11:55:35 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t know, but I think there’s something fishy about that eye.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 12:08:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I know what it is—Octopus Giganticus—know as the Kraken.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 12:26:59 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: DogByte6RER

The One-eye Love

I got a gal with just one eye
No depth of field but sweet as pie
And I just don’t care-eo
If her vision isn’t stereo

To me she’ll always be the tops
My sweet little cyc-a-lops
She’s the one-eye, one I, one-eye
She’s the one-eye, one I love

Now you might wonder what she’s thinking
Cause it looks like she is winking
In agruments I yell and cry
But she just can’t see the other side

It’s worse than it looks says her mother
Cause she’s blind in one eye, blonde in the other
She’s the one-eye, one I, one-eye
She’s the one-eye, one I love

Now how it happened she just won’t spill
Was it scissor-sprint or William Tell
Well the eye got put-out and was never found
Gonna take a look around

My Columbo Cutie, Popeye Punkin
Sammy Jr, Sandy Duncan
Oh, She’s the one-eye, one I, one-eye
She’s the one-eye, one I love

—Heywood Banks


20 posted on 10/12/2012 12:50:25 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: Daffynition

21 posted on 10/12/2012 2:06:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: laker_dad
Photobucket
22 posted on 10/12/2012 3:05:47 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: JoeProBono

23 posted on 10/12/2012 4:01:56 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: DogByte6RER; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; ...

Looks like some kind of murine life.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 5:06:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Probably an optipus.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 5:12:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SunkenCiv
WHAT YOU DID THERE

I SEE IT

26 posted on 10/12/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: humblegunner

Found yer eyeball.


27 posted on 10/12/2012 6:31:45 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: Eaker

Just checked, I still got two.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 6:35:25 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; Eaker
I think this guy is gonna be *pissed* someone has one of his eyes:


29 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:02 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL


30 posted on 10/12/2012 7:21:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Joe 6-pack

:-D Squid ya’ stop pullin’ my punny bone, honey?


31 posted on 10/12/2012 9:04:28 PM PDT by floralamiss ("For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.")
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To: DogByte6RER

32 posted on 10/13/2012 5:25:28 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: layman

ROFL


33 posted on 10/13/2012 5:42:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: floralamiss

Eye will, my dear ;-)


34 posted on 10/13/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: humblegunner

You used to have three.


35 posted on 10/13/2012 10:50:43 AM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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