Back in 2012 a gigantic eyeball was found on the shore near Fort Lauderdale in Florida, US. It shocked not only Gino Covacci, the man who found it in the first place, but also local scientists. Shortly after the gigantic eye was discovered it went viral.
Mr. Covacci alerted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the commission later transferred the eyeball to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. The media reported that the size of the unusual finding was nearly that of a softball. The scientists that worked on solving the mystery behind the gigantic eyeball concluded that it belonged to a swordfish. According to them, a local fisherman must have discarded the swordfish’s eye with his hook, as there were visible cuts around it. The team of scientists was able to conduct genetic tests from the bone particle that came with the eyeball, as well as the eye’s structure and color.
It’s not clear how big the swordfish actually was, but this species is known to grow to up to 1,400 pounds.