Have you ever wanted to name a new species? Now you can!
Scientists have recently discovered a new species of Picasso sponge, a type of deep sea sponge, in northern Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary waters, and you can be the one to name it! In an effort to support this scientific investigation, we are holding an online auction to name this new species from April 13 – May 17. In addition to bragging rights to name this new animal, the winning bidder will receive a print photograph of the new sponge, plus a bound copy of the scientific publication in which the species will be described for the very first time. Learn more!