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Man finds softball-size eyeball on beach

Posted: 10/12/12 at 6:20 am EDT

MIAMI (AP) -- State wildlife officials are trying to determine the source of a softball-size eyeball that washed ashore in South Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that a man found the blue eyeball Wednesday in Pompano Beach. It wasn't immediately clear what species of animal the eye came from. But officials placed it on ice, planning to have it analyzed at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

FWC spokeswoman Carli Segelson says the eyeball likely came from a marine animal, since it was found on a beach. Possible candidates include a giant squid, a whale or some type of large fish.

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