The Smithsonian National Zoo needs your help naming this young giant Pacific octopus:
The deadline for submitting entries is December 12th at 5pm. The caveat: to suggest a name, you must be a child between the ages of 5 and 15 years. If you (or your children) qualify, you can send your proposed name and an explanation (300 words maximum) of why they should choose that name to the Washington Post’s KidsPost (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to include the word “octopus” in the subject line of your message. For details and to see more pictures of this animal, visit Discovery News.