Flora and Fauna

'Softball-Sized Eyeball' Washes Up In Florida; Can You I.D. It?

NPR | Oct. 11, 2012 3:15 p.m.

Contributed By:

Mark Memmott

Quite a baby blue.

Quite a baby blue.

Quite a baby blue.

Tell us you can resist clicking on this headline from Florida’s Sun Sentinel:

“Huge Eyeball From Unknown Creature Washes Ashore On Florida Beach.”

It’s big, it’s blue and the newspaper says “among the possibilities being discussed are a giant squid, some other large fish or a whale or other large marine mammal.”

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has sent the eye off for study.

On the commission’s Facebook page, folks are speculating about whales, squid, swordfish, mastodons and Big Foot. What’s your best guess (informed or otherwise)?

(H/T to NPR.org’s Heidi Glenn.)
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