October 15th, 2012
11:19 AM ET

Giant Florida eyeball belonged to a swordfish, state says

It looks like the big blue eyeball found on a Florida beach last week was cut out of a swordfish hauled in by a deep-sea angler, the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Monday.

A beachcomber found the softball-sized eyeball on the sand in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, speculating that perhaps it came from a squid.

But experts who examined the eyeball made their call of swordfish based on the its size (softball), color (blue) and structure (presumably swordfishy), according to a statement from Joan Herrera, curator of collections at the agency's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

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  1. saywhat

    Great news, thanks CNN.
    The Floridans, must have been in a state of anxiety. Speculation perhaps was that one of the aliens crawling out of the sea when their space craft crashed , may have lost it.
    How didn't I know about what was going on in Florida in the first place?

    October 15, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      I laughed at the part about the structure, (presumably swordfishy).
      I know Floridians will sleep better knowing that the alien invasion hasn't happened.

      October 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ben

    It looked like something on the Bizarre Foods show.

    October 15, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Hide Behind

    Now if I was a one eyed swordfish this article would be of interest.

    October 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • One-Eyed Swordfish (aka Willy)

      Aye, ye are correct matey. I do find yar wordy blurby to be of use. I just wish I knew where ye land-lubbers be stashin' ma' eyeball. Not havin' it is hinderin' me huntin.'

      October 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jeepers!

    I'm suddenly in the mood for fishsticks. mmmmm

    October 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Sinfully Yours

    I see said the blind swordfish to the deaf fisherman!

    October 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. chrissy

    And IM laughing at the hillarious posts on here! lmao you guys are awesome!

    October 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    EYE see all.

    October 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A group of Kentucky friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck.

    "Where's Henry?" the others asked.

    "Henry had a stroke of some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail," the successful hunter replied.

    "You left Henry laying out there and carried the deer back?" they

    "A tough call," nodded the hunter. "But I figured ain't nobody gona
    steal Henry!"

    October 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    After having their 11th child, a Kentucky couple decided that was enough(they could not afford a larger double wide).

    So, the husband went to his doctor (who also treated mules) and told him that he and his wife/cousin didn't want to have any more children.

    The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a vasectomy that could fix the problem. The doctor instructed him to go home, get a cherry bomb (fireworks are legal in Kentucky), light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.

    The Kentuckian said to the doctor, "I may not be the smartest man, but I don't see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me." So, the couple drove to Ohio to get a second opinion.

    The Ohio physician was just about to tell them about the procedure for a vasectomy when he noticed that they were from Kentucky. This doctor instead told the man to go home and get a cherry bomb, light it, place it in a beer can, hold it to his ear and count to 10.

    Figuring that both learned physicians couldn't be wrong, the man went home, lit a cherry bomb and put it in a beer can. He held the can up to his ear and began to count. "1, 2, 3, 4, 5. . . . ", at which point he paused, placed the beer can between his legs and resumed counting on his other hand....

    October 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Hello chrissy

    I'm glad I was able to put a couple jokes out. I know they've been few and far between lately, but life decided to make itself a priority. But, I think I see some daylight now. THIS TOO SHALL PASS
    But that's enough on me. How the heck are you doing ?

    October 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. fernace

    I think Flo Rida should write a hiphop/techno/club anthem about this! The I Is Watching U!!

    October 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Flo Rida has his eye all over that...

      October 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO ©

    Giant Florida Eyeball. That has a nice ring to it. Maybe one of the Florida universities should adopt it as a mascot. Imagine the logo. I would BUY that jersey.

    October 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. uh

    how come it says there is twenty eight posts and only let you see three?

    October 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. fernace

    LOL, banasy, dapper is the word!!

    October 16, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Rascal Rabble

    my-y-y-y, what big eyes you have...

    October 16, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse | Reply

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