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Man finds softball-size eyeball on beach

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posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Great guess, but he has green eyes.
Maybe his cousin is the blue eyed Nephilum? j/k




posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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First impression - Marlin, or some other billfish.




Phage. Can you walk me through this?
Did you:
A) See the eyeball and say, "Oh I have a picture of a Marlin eye on my hard drive. I should post it. I knew this Marlin eye would be useful one day".

B) Search Google for Marine life eyeballs and discover a match.

C) Other.

Just wondering.



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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D. Has sea life Eyeball fetish



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Other.
I've seen a lot of billfish (and their eyes).



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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One thing I find strange is that the eyes are usually this first thing that's eaten by predators and parasites, so this is certainly a unique find even if it's from a washed up whale or other creature.



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Afterthought
One thing I find strange is that the eyes are usually this first thing that's eaten by predators and parasites, so this is certainly a unique find even if it's from a washed up whale or other creature.


Could this have something to do with radiation effects?

If so, maybe that's why predators stayed away..they just sensed it was poison.



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Caused by radiation?
Oh hell, I hope not.
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posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Other.
I've seen a lot of billfish (and their eyes).



If you have seen billfish eyeballs, and it looks like those,
I would have to say this is most likely the answer.
I have seen plenty of fish eyeballs over the years,
but not a billfish.



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Nevermind, got what i wanted.

My vote is squid eye ball too, but how did it make it all the way to the beach in such good condition?
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posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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or did you search images?

yes. It's obviously not on my hard drive.

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posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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Here is a giant squid eye. Not very spherical.




posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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That eye is way too big to be a bill-fish !

I'd still go for a giant squid, that's probably been killed in the deep by a sperm whale and its eye became seperated.

Here's a vid of a GIANT marlin that was partially landed......Look how much smaller the eye is compared to the one in this thread.




posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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I'll go with Giant Squid Eye



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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Dare i say:

They 'eyes' have it!

For the pun



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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I'm going with giant or colossal squid. Although, probabally a juvenile. Adult colossal squid eyes should be about the size of a basketball . . . theoretically of course.






posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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man im sorry but i gotta ask. Do you drink Dos Equis by chance too?



posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Here is a giant squid eye. Not very spherical.




Thanks for posting that, but I believe that the light shining from behind is causing it to appear differently.
If we had a photo without the light, we'd have a better comparison.
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posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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Maybe. But swordfish have very large eyes. About 3.5 inches.

other giants of the sea such as swordfish, effectively have comparibly sized eyes, some 90 mm in diameter.

biology.duke.edu...


An adult swordfish has an eyeball approximately 9-10 cm (3.5 - 4 inches) in diameter and its lens is approximately 2.6 cm (7/8 inch) in diameter.
www2.vims.edu...

This eye also seems to have a layer of fatty tissue around it. I don't think you find that in squid.

A layer of fat covering the eye and brain helps hold that heat in, keeping the eyes 10 to 15 degrees Celsius warmer than the surrounding water

www.washingtonpost.com...



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