Monday, October 22, 2012

Blue Monday - Shudder! Giant Blue Eye!

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On October 11, a softball-size, Blue eyeball washed ashore in South Florida. Wildlife officials determined the source likely came from a swordfish.

They based their conclusion on the eyeball's color, size, and structure, along with the presence of bone around it.

Swordfish are commonly fished at this time of year in the Florida Straits offshore of South Florida where the huge eyeball turned up.


"It was probably from a swordfish around 200 to 250 pounds," explained Kevin Baxter of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. "To give you an idea, the record caught in Florida is 612 pounds."

In fact, swordfish can reach 1,000 pounds.

Researchers think a fisherman cut out the eye and simply threw it overboard.
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52 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How odd...but blue!

Annesphamily said...

I THINK LINKY PICKED UP MY ) INSTEAD OF / ON MY BLOG NAME! DRAT! BUT I LOVED THIS HUGE EYE STORY! THANKS FOR SHARING HERE AND COME VISIT SOON. HAVE A BLUE MONDAY FILLED WITH MANY BLESSINGS! aNNE

AmitAag said...

Lovely meme on the most beautiful color on earth! Thank you Sally:)
Please find me here:
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/10/skywatchblue-divine.html
Happy Blue Monday:)

Jan said...

Yes I saw the story in the news recently. I thought it sad that a magnificient creature with such beautiful eyes would end up like that.
The blue of the eye a perfect match with your blue, Sally.
Hugs and Blessings.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for hosting, Sally! Happy Blue Monday :D Beautiful blue eye! ~Pernilla

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Sally, thanks for hosting. My thumbnail didn't show (but it WAS blue). Have a great week.
Joy

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Ok, now it shows (teapot). Guess I'm not used to the orange head showing first.
Joy

Cafe au lait said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

My Blue Monday are here and here.

Riet said...

HI Saly I cN; GET thumbnail up, sorry. I don't know how it works.
Riet

Sarah said...

What an interesting story. Happy Blue Monday!