Monday, 5 August 2013

New species of fish discovered near Chile, help name it for a prize

So, do you fancy yourself a good name-giver? Even if you called your cats Barley and Hops in college (it's OK, we've been there), here's a chance to flex your creative chops and perhaps put another indelible mark on an unsuspecting creature: a new species of fish. This 4-inch beauty was discovered in February in the Desventuradas Islands off the coast of Chile, and National Geographic Society is holding a contest from July 31 to August 26 to let the public name it. The grand prize? A 10-day trip to the Galapagos. "If people can name planets, they should be able to name animals, too," said Enric Sala, the explorer who discovered the fish. Click here to submit your entry in the comment box. [Source]

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