The thing with no name

A newly discovered Western Australian nudibranch needs a name and just like Boaty McBoatface and that British Airways Olympic aeroplane they’re trying to name, somebody had the bright idea of asking the public to come up with a monicker.

Horny-O-Swirlybutt

Well,  I name this creature Horny O’Swirlybutt or to give it its scientific binomial Helicoposteria capabicornea, Bradliensis. Although, of course, there are rulez and you only get to come up with the second half and the first half is actually Moridilla, so it would have to be Moridilla capabicornea or Moridilla helicoposteria or similar. BUT the competition is open only if you live in Australia anyway. WTF?

 

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Award-winning freelance science writer, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rockstar.