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Eco Porn: Huge Blue Eye Washes Ashore, World Seeks Owner

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Ever since reports surfaced yesterday about an enormous blue eye that washed up on Pompano Beach, Florida, blogs and Facebook have been flooded with guesses about who the unfortunate owner of such an oversized orb could be. Giant squid? Swordfish? Thresher shark? The Kraken? Big Foot? And, of course: “your mom.”

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has sent the eye to scientists in St. Petersburg for identification. I don’t know about you, but my Internet-ravaged attention span can’t wait any longer. I still have two eyes, so let’s see if we can er ... eye it up ourselves with some of the more likely possibilities.

Update: And the eye belonged to ... a swordfish! Poor swordfish.

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Melissa Mahony is OnEarth.org's senior editor. She previously worked at Wildlife Conservation magazine, blogged about energy for SmartPlanet, and has written for many publications about science and the environment.