15 of the Most Incredible Discoveries Made by Divers

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A Giant Eyeball

You never know what you might find when exploring the ocean. It might be a shipwreck, plundered treasure, or a long-lost city. It might also be a giant eyeball. This is one that the squeamish should avoid at all costs, an immense eyeball discovered on Florida’s sun-kissed coastline and a find that — for a short time, at least — bamboozled scientists and local wildlife experts.

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It might look as though it once belonged to an immense sea monster, but the truth is a little more prosaic. The chances are the eyeball came from a large swordfish. Prosaic perhaps, but this is still something that most divers would prefer not to discover.

Swordfish tend to be deep-sea dwellers and can reach huge sizes — up to four-and-a-half metres in length, and weighing 650kg. The giant eyeball must once have belonged to an incredible specimen indeed. You never know what you might find when exploring the ocean.


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