Monday, June 1, 2009

Name a New Jellyfish Species

Image Credit: Marijke Wilhelmus
I don't want to fill this blog solely with stories of jellyfish, but I couldn't resist telling all you scientists and scientist-wannabes about this great opportunity. You could have the chance to create a new species name for the bonaire banded box jellyfish pictured above.

Visit the Year of Science site to learn about the jellyfish and to read the specific naming guidelines. Then, be inventive and submit your suggestion for a name by June 14. Once the species name is selected, it will be used in data banks, encyclopedias, and scholarly articles. Just think: you could ingrain your brainchild into academic thought forevermore. And you didn't even have to get a PhD to do it!

Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this! Still a week to go accepting potential names, so get on over there and submit something creative. Thank you!