The Species Naming Contest for the Bonaire Banded Box Jelly that appeared on the Year of Science Ocean and Water page has been a huge success, with over 500 entries. Now is your chance to vote on choosing the new name from a list of seven finalists. Cast your vote
The Species Naming Contest for the Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish is live
This is an opportunity for the public to join a team of scientsits to help give the Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish a species name. This new name will become the official scientific name and appear in several scientific publications, including Zootaxa and Encyclopedia of Life. This contest is part of the Year of Science 2009 celebration for June’s Ocean and Water theme and the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science
The contest is open to everyone…families, scientists, teachers, students, etc.. Submit your own name and help spread the word!