While walking along Pompano Beach this week, Gino Covacci saw something “protruding from the sand.”
Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now in possession of the body part. As of late Friday experts still hadn’t been able to identify it, but “the front runner is some type of large fish.” Covacci disagrees: “It’s a squid…prove me wrong!”
I’m not interested in knowing which type of sea dwelling behemoth is now partially blind. I know for a fact that it belongs to one of the many species of enormous and terrifying creatures that lurk in the fathomless dark ocean. I am more curious about Gino Covacci. Does he often pick up and inspect large squishy objects that he finds partially buried in the sand? And if so, why? I myself am inclined to avoid slimy, globulous bits — bits of any size — that have been puked from the sea onto the beach. Obviously, Gino is not a squeamish man.
While there may be a one-eyed monster bumping into things off the coast of Florida, it isn’t the only one suffering.