Nameless Octopus

The Smithsonian National Zoo needs your help naming this young giant Pacific octopus:

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Image Credit: Tamie DeWitt, Smithsonian's National Zoo

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 ( 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.

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Well dang, there goes my plan to suggest the name Fibonacci Octopus. This octopus shows so much golden ratio that it makes me salivate. I guess it's time to call in some nephews for a favor.

By Benjamin J. Snider (not verified) on 08 Dec 2011 #permalink