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    Posted on Jul 11, 2012

    Introducing The Bob Marley Crustacean

    A marine biologist at Arkansas State University recently discovered a new crustacean and named it after the famous reggae singer. Turns out its more like an underwater tick than a reggae superstar.

    Here's the newly discovered critter:

    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.

    Here's a fish infested with the critter:

    gnathiids, in general, are the most common external parasites found on coral reefs and are ecologically similar to land-based blood-sucking ticks or disease-carrying mosquitoes.

    Here's Bob Marley sans critter:

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