Saturday, April 18, 2009

New lichen named for President Obama

President obama has been honored by the scintific world in a unique way. His name adorns a new species of lichen. The journal article is titled "Caloplaca obamae, a new species from Santa Rosa Island, California."

Kerry Knudsen, lichen curator of the University of California, Riverside Herbarium, named the species, which he found about two years ago, for what he called the President's "support of science and science education."

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