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A fish called Obama: New American species named after President
Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 November 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 11/30/2012 9:56:56 AM PST by DogByte6RER

Etheostoma obama

• Obama is one of five new species of darter fish discovered by researchers

• The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America

• Other species named after Teddy Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and vice president Al Gore

A new species of fish has been named after President Barack Obama by the researchers who discovered it.

The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America.

It is one of five new species of darter - the smallest member of the perch family - to be discovered in recent months.

The remaining four species have been named after three other presidents and one vice-president.

The tiny fish - which are normally under 50mm in length - have been spotted by researchers from Geosyntec Consultants and Saint Louis University in waters in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Geosyntec Consultants researcher Steve Layman told The Guardian: 'We chose President Obama for his environmental leadership, particularly in the areas of clean energy and environmental protection, and because he is one of our first leaders to approach conservation and environmental protection from a more global vision.'

The other leaders were also picked for their environmental credentials.

Teddy Roosevelt was saving vast areas of wilderness by creating national parks. Jimmy Carter was picked for his humanitarian work in his post-presidential career.

Bill Clinton was honoured for his wilderness preservation and finally Al Gore, the sole vice-president on the list, for his environmental campaigning and raising raising awareness of global warming through projects such as his documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: afishcalledobama; bho; bottomfeeders; brownnose; environmentalism; fish; kissass; obama; perch; politics; potus; species; suckup

A better fish to name after Obama would be the lamprey ... lampreys are parasitic feeders and just plain suck.

1 posted on 11/30/2012 9:57:05 AM PST by DogByte6RER
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LamprLa Notice how these poor parasitic lampreys survive off of this greedy, selfish corporate trout
2 posted on 11/30/2012 9:59:38 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Not all scientists are hopeless, toadying Democrats ... but some sure are!


3 posted on 11/30/2012 10:00:31 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: DogByte6RER

i thought jimmy carter has an aggressive aquatic rabbit named after him...


4 posted on 11/30/2012 10:03:54 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: DogByte6RER

half puffer/half sucker


5 posted on 11/30/2012 10:04:14 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m hard at work looking for a new species of weasel.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 10:05:40 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t think it looks very much like Barry.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 10:05:47 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DogByte6RER

I was expecting it to be black and white with a yellow stripe down it’s back.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 10:06:21 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: DogByte6RER

Do you know the difference between Obama and a catfish?

One is a scum sucking bottom dweller and the other is a fish.


9 posted on 11/30/2012 10:07:50 AM PST by rey
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To: camle

So the fish is a homo which mates with a wookie fish also called a beard fish and has no records of where it is from and is kept as a pet by the jarret fish?

Got it.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 10:08:39 AM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: DogByte6RER

No—this one is a good one. The fish uses its color as its primary defense mechanism. That suits Obama perfectly.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 10:28:33 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

how appropriate... and like other fish, this one probably excels at evasive action and is real slimey so its difficult to catch and hold.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 10:32:54 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
The fish uses its color as its primary defense mechanism. That suits Obama perfectly.

We have a winner!

13 posted on 11/30/2012 10:34:11 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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14 posted on 11/30/2012 10:36:26 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: rightly_dividing

black, poisonous and sucks the life out of white fish.


15 posted on 11/30/2012 10:42:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DogByte6RER

The “scientists” are just suckups.

If they ever find a fish that has never done an ounce of work in its life, that hates the big fish that work hard and honestly, and tries to steal the food that the big fish catch, that lies and deceives a lot, THAT fish can be called the BHO fish.


16 posted on 11/30/2012 10:45:30 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Invasive species. Get rid of it.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 10:47:46 AM PST by livius
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To: DogByte6RER

18 posted on 11/30/2012 11:02:24 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: DogByte6RER

“The tiny fish - which are normally under 50mm in length - have been spotted by researchers from Geosyntec Consultants and Saint Louis University in waters in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.”

Is there a dam project that needs holding up in one of these states?


19 posted on 11/30/2012 11:05:38 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: DogByte6RER
The Obama darter...
20 posted on 11/30/2012 11:59:57 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ClearCase_guy; DogByte6RER

>> “Not all scientists are hopeless, toadying Democrats” <<

.
Just how does getting paid observing some fish make the guy a ‘scientist?’


21 posted on 11/30/2012 12:23:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: DogByte6RER

I hope it’s a species going over the brink to extinction.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 3:12:03 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: MarineBrat

Sorry, Marine........this cannot be the serpent named after Obama. Obama only squirts RED ink.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 4:21:56 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Fix Bayonetts!!!!!!! Time to fight!!!!!)
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