Mystery eyeball on beach appears to be from Swordfish
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission believe the eyeball that washed ashore on a South Florida beach came from a Swordfish.
The softball-size eye was found by a citizen on Pompano Beach Wednesday morning. The FWC received it later that day.
FWC officials believe the eye came from a Swordfish based on the color, size and structure. They also believe the eye was removed by a fisherman and discarded.
This time of the year Swordfish are commonly fished in the Florida Straits offshore of South Florida. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Swordfish in the Atlantic can reach a maximum size of over 1,100 pounds.
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