Bloodsucking Parasite Species Named A...

Bloodsucking Parasite Species Named After Bob Marley

There are 7 comments on the NBC New York story from Jul 11, 2012, titled Bloodsucking Parasite Species Named After Bob Marley. In it, NBC New York reports that:

"I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley's music," researcher says The bloodsucking crustacean species - now known as Gnathia marleyi - was recently discovered in a Caribbean coral reef by Paul Sikkel, a marine biologist at Arkansas State University, the Guardian reported.

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“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#1 Jul 11, 2012
Blood sucking parasite?.. Well now, I'm not sure I see this as a rational tribute to Marley.

“frequently laughing”

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#2 Jul 11, 2012
I think naming a strain of potent smokables would have been more apropos.
Scientist Sam

Sunbury, OH

#3 Jul 11, 2012
I plan to name the next one I discover after Barack Obama...

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#4 Jul 11, 2012
well isn't that the Crust a cean

“Denny Crain”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#5 Jul 11, 2012
Scientist Sam wrote:
I plan to name the next one I discover after Barack Obama...
A money sucking parasite

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#6 Jul 12, 2012
Wow, what respect - naming a blood-sucking parasite after them.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#7 Jul 12, 2012
In a turn of events, Scientist Robert E. Smith has just discovered a new strain of cancer, which he has named 'Mom'.

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