Ecologists name newly discovered fish after President Obama

NewsFix
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO – Remember A Fish Called Wanda?

Well, now there’s a fish called Obama, but it won’t be playing at a theater near you.

It’s one of five newly discovered species found by ecologists with Geosyntec Consultants and Saint Louis University.

They’re all darters. The fish, not the ecologists.

A darter is a small, speedy perch that lives in rivers and creeks in North America. You’ve probably heard of the snail darter, that tiny fish, a little larger than a paper clip. It found itself on the endangered species list and held up the completion of a big dam project in Tennessee.

These puppies, well, darters, are not endangered. At least not yet. That’s because once you name something, it’s hard to get rid of it. Besides Obama, the ecologists named the fish after Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, although technically only a vice president, and Bill Clinton.

We’re not sure what criteria the ecologists used to pair a president with a fish, but we think we know about one thing they have in common: they’re all flip floppers.

LATEST VIDEO

Jason David Frank Rising Sun Karate School

Thumbnail for the video titled "Jason David Frank Rising Sun Karate School"

Jason David Frank Legend of the White Dragon

Thumbnail for the video titled "Jason David Frank Legend of the White Dragon"

ABC Sports Fitness Modifies Social Distancing Layout

Thumbnail for the video titled "ABC Sports Fitness Modifies Social Distancing Layout"

CVS COVID 19 TESTING

Thumbnail for the video titled "CVS COVID 19 TESTING"

Morning Dose, Lindsey Day - Fitness Friday

Thumbnail for the video titled "Morning Dose, Lindsey Day - Fitness Friday"

Morning Dose, Maria Sotolongo - Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

Thumbnail for the video titled "Morning Dose, Maria Sotolongo - Memorial Day Weekend Forecast"
More Video

Latest Weather Forecast

More Weather

Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Countdown to Cameron


Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Don't Miss

Latest

More Morning Dose

Popular