It disclosed the secret found on the beach of a giant eye
The mystery of the giant's eyes, who last week was found on one of the beaches of Florida, managed to unravel the scientist. According to them, this is an eye marine predator - swordfish, which is thrown into the ocean fisherman.
"Experts have examined the eye. Given its color, size and structure, and the presence of bone shell around it, we believe that the eyes belonged to swordfish, "- said an employee of the Commission for the Protection of Wildlife Florida Joan Herrera.
"Straight cuts around his eyes say that he cut out and thrown into the sea fisherman," - said the ecologist. He also noted that in the near future this version will check with the help of genetic testing.
A giant eye was found on Wednesday in Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale. Macabre pictures eye the size of a ball that had been laid out on photohosting and Facebook, have excited the Internet. Members have put forward many versions about the origin of the eye. Some have suggested that it could belong to the deep-sea squid. However, most immediately felt that this eye swordfish.
"Usually in the sea does not meet the eyes of animals. I am quite sure that this is just a big eye fish, most likely, swordfish or marlin, "- said last week biologist Sönke Johnsen of Duke University.
Swordfish got its name for a long rostrum formed Premaxillaries. It reaches a length of 4 to 5 m and weighs 650 kg. This huge predator able to sail with a speed of 100 km / h. There are cases when the swordfish pierced the side of boats.