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Scripps to Name New Species After TinySci!

April 10th, 2008. By Dave Oei. 2,590 views.
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Sigh. If only it were true.

Folks over at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego are presenting donors with an opportunity verging on immortality. They (meaning possibly you) can have their name live in perpetuity by making a sizable donation to the Institute, and in return receive naming (and bragging) rights for a number of newly found ultra-cool-looking critters.

Like this guy above, the….thing-a-ma-gig. Or, if you’re feeling generous, you could name a sea creature after your favorite science blog.

I think vermiaquaticus tinyscium has a nice ring, don’t you? It’s certainly better than billius gatesium.

Because of the high demand, don’t bother bothering them unless you can fork over at least $5k, with the primo unnamed creatures setting you back a cool $50k.

Do you have name ideas? Send them in a comment below and I’ll forward the lot to Scripps.

Source: Scripps Institute of Oceanography


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