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Mr Sikkel names a blood-sucking parasite after Bob Marley

WHAT’S in a name? Paul Sikkel of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, has named a blood-sucking parasite after Bob Marley. Meet gnathia marleyi, a sea-dwelling tick, a swimming mosquito. Says Sikkel:

“I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley’s music. Plus, this species is as uniquely Caribbean, as was Marley.”

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Posted: 12th, July 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment