Caribbean Parasite Named After Bob Marley

artist: Bob Marley date: 07/12/2012 category: wtf?
I like this
votes: 0
views: 111
Caribbean Parasite Named After Bob Marley
Bob Marley has joined a list of famous people, including Elvis Presley, Beyonce and President Barack Obama, who have had creatures named after them. Paul Sikkel, a marine biologist at Arkansas State University, has named a small parasite Gnathia marleyi. It's a crustacean blood feeder that infests fish in coral reefs, according to NME. "I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley's music," Sikkel said. "Plus, this species is as uniquely Caribbean as Marley." The parasite is comparable to a tick or a mosquito, said Sikkel. In case you were wondering, there's a lichen named for Obama, a horse fly named for Beyonce and a wasp named for Elvis. Meanwhile, Marley's former band The Wailers recently supported The Stone Roses during their recent Heaton Park shows, performing a series of his famous hits including "No Woman, No Cry" and "Three Little Birds".
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek,
Submit your story new
Subscribe to get Uncle UG's best stories straight to your inbox. No bullshit ads, just news
More Bob Marley news:
+ Bob Marley Family Settle Fish Cake Lawsuit General Music News 12/05/2012
+ Bob Marley: Last Recorded Performance To Be Released Upcoming Releases 12/14/2010
+ Bob Marley's Family Lose Copyright Fight General Music News 09/14/2010
+ Bob Marley Ringtone Court Battle General Music News 09/03/2007
+ Marley Tracks To Get Official Release Upcoming Releases 01/23/2004
Only "https" links are allowed for pictures,
otherwise they won't appear