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Eyeball that washed ashore in FL may be from a swordfish

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POMPANO BEACH - FL -

It looks like the big blue eyeball found on Pompano Beach, Florida last week may have come from a swordfish.

Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Monday they based their conclusion on the eyeball's color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around it.

Genetic testing must be performed to confirm the identification.
    
So how did the eyeball come ashore?  Wildlife experts say swordfish are commonly fished at this time of year in the Florida Straits offshore of South Florida.  Based on straight cuts on the bone around the eyeball, experts believe a hunter cut the eyeball from his catch.

 

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