Mystery giant eyeball may be squid's

Oct 13, 2012 Full story: Marshfield News-Herald 10

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows a giant eyeball from an unknown creature that washed ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.

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Houston, TX

#1 Oct 13, 2012
SŲnke Johnsen: "I'm fairly sure itís just the eye of a large scombrid[ae], likely a swordfish or marlin."

Houston, TX

#2 Oct 14, 2012
In March: "It doesn't make sense a giant squid and swordfish are similar in size, but the squid's eyes are proportionally much larger, three times the diameter and 27 times the volume," study researcher Sonke Johnsen, a biologist at Duke University, said in a statement. "The question is why. Why do giant squid need such large eyes?"

So he should know when he says "I'm fairly sure itís just the eye of a large scombrid[ae], likely a swordfish or marlin."

Houston, TX

#3 Oct 14, 2012
Cookie Monster's?

His eyes are everywhere.

Houston, TX

#4 Oct 15, 2012
It's called Evil Eye.

Houston, TX

#5 Oct 15, 2012
Eric Warrant, a vision scientist at the University of Lund in Sweden who has worked extensively with swordfish eyes, said if the eye is not fake, it is almost certainly a swordfish.

Pasadena, TX

#6 Oct 30, 2012
Sandy had a bigger eye.

Houston, TX

#7 Dec 28, 2012
So where's the other eye?

Magnolia, TX

#8 Jan 9, 2013

Houston, TX

#9 Apr 8, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
So where's the other eye?

Houston, TX

#10 Apr 14, 2013
Wrong eyeball, folks.

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