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Mystery Eyeball found on Pompano Beach

Written by Capt. Noah on Friday, 12 October 2012. Posted in Fishing Photos & Videos

Mystery Eyeball found on Pompano Beach

Yeah. The photo is a little gross but is it weird that this makes me want to go fishing?  According to the Sun Sentinel, Gino Govacci was on his usual morning walk down the beach when he spotted a monster eyeball just sitting there. Lucky for marine biologists, Govacci had the sense to get in touch with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, who arranged to pick up the giant blue orb to help identify it.

When I first saw the photo, I immediately thought swordfish, and reading further down the Sun Sentinel article I found a marine biologist quoted as saying the eyeball is most likely a swordfish but might also be from a giant squid.

Here's a photo of our Fort Lauderdale fishing captain Mike Johnson with a large swordfish he caught. You can see the resemblance of the eye, which is about the size of the palm of his hand.

Pompano Swordfish Fishing Charter

I hope one of our Pompano fishing charters that's going out today catches a one eyed swordfish. Now that would be news!

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Capt. Noah

Capt. Noah

Noah is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and PADI divemaster. He grew up in South Florida and has a passion for all things involving water. He is one of the rare bread of boaters who loves sailing and power boating. Noah sails competitvely and enjoys travelling, photography, and cooking. 


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