Scripps Offers Chance to Name Ocean Species

    Responding to severe budget cuts over the past several
    years, UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography is introducing an opportunity
    to support its oceanographic collections by allowing donors to name newly
    discovered marine life.

    The institution houses many of the most important libraries
    of ocean specimens in the world, and scientists worldwide reference the Scripps
    Oceanographic Collections. Collections staff and researchers discover new
    species of marine creatures every year.

    Names selected by donors will be introduced in scientific
    publications that permanently establish the new species. There are currently
    several organisms in the collections available for naming, starting at $5,000.
    Donors will also receive a framed print of their species along with a copy of
    the subsequent scientific publication.

    Funds raised will be used to help maintain and expand the
    collections for future generations of scientists.

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