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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:03 PM

Scientists love president Obama so much theyve named nine different animals after him

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Katherine Ellen Foley


Many Americans are going to miss US president Barack Obama when he vacates the White House. Days after the 2016 election, his approval rating was its highest since 2009.

Scientists have also wanted to express their gratitude to the 44th president, and have done so in the best way they can: By immortalizing him in the names of newly-discovered animal species.


Although biodiversity loss is a serious problem worldwide, each year scientists stumble upon around 18,000 new species. Usually, these animals are spiders, insects, parasites, fish, and fungióin other words, life that lives in the harder-to-find nooks and crannies of the earth. The International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature gives names to each of these species using two words: the first is a genus, which is a broader category of animals, and the second is the specific species. Often, these names are based on Latin words, but they donít have to be.


According to Science magazine, since Obama took office, there have been no less than nine different animals named after him.

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http://qz.com/875399/all-the-animals-named-after-us-president-barack-obama/

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n2doc Dec 2016 OP
MFM008 Dec 2016 #1
TxDemChem Dec 2016 #2
Buckeye_Democrat Dec 2016 #3
SCantiGOP Jan 2017 #4
cstanleytech Jan 2017 #5

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:20 PM

1. republicans and science

may old acquaintance be forgot.................

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:11 AM

2. Very cool

I clicked on the link for the drumpf-named sea urchin, but it want nearly as ugly as I would have assumed

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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:17 AM

3. Yay, scientists!

http://www.people-press.org/2009/07/09/section-4-scientists-politics-and-religion/
Most scientists identify as Democrats (55%), while 32% identify as independents and just 6% say they are Republicans.

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Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:48 PM

4. Let's be fair to Trump

Shouldn't we - in the name of fairness and unity - name a new slime mold after him?

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Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:53 AM

5. I'm sure they are going to love Trump just as much as he can help usher in the new massive die off

and they can call it the Trumpcene Epic with the new age called the Republican Age in honor of how much the Republicans contributed to it with their hard work.

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