Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mystery Eyeball Most Likely Came From Swordfish, Not Squid

You may or may not have seen this picture
making the rounds in the news the past few days. A Florida beachcomber happened upon the eye pictured above after it had washed up on the shore, and proceeded to report the finding to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee (like any upstanding, environmentally responsible citizen- had they been in New Jersey, it probably would have been a different story). It was widely speculated that the eye may have belonged to a squid; it is, after all, easy to see the resemblance:
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee announced today, however, that contrary to popular belief their analysis indicated that the eyeball came from a swordfish, and had most likely been cut away by a fisherman. They are still awaiting final confirmation pending the results of genetic testing of tissue from the eye.
Mystery solved? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, couldn’t you just get lost in those baby blues?…

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