Mystery: Giant Eyeball Washes Ashore in Florida


What kind of creatures really lurk in our oceans?

Scientists recently discovered a giant eyeball that washed ashore on Pompano Beach, Fla. The single eye has experts stumped for the moment. It’s currently being preserved and studied at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., for analysis.

NBC News Reports:
Marine biologists couldn’t immediately identify which species of sea creature would be associated with the eye, but researchers will use genetic testing if necessary to solve the mystery, said Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the commission. “I shouldn’t say this, but they may be able to eyeball it,” she told me today.

Segelson said she’s been fielding tons of inquiries about the case, especially since a picture of “THE MYSTERY EYEBALL” was posted to the commission’s Facebook page. “It’s just gone viral,” she said. There are more pictures in the commission’s Flickr photo gallery.

“The primary suspect right now is that it would be a large fish,” she said. Among the possibilities are a swordfish, or a tuna, or some sort of deep-water fish species.

Could it really be a large fish or something else?

View the eye opening madness here: