Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Great Lakes Aquarium needs your help to name their newest octopus.
The Caribbean reef octopus arrived at the Aquarium earlier this summer and after a few weeks of acclimating to its new tank, it is now spending time swimming and showing off its eight long arms and ever-changing colors.
Staff say that, like most other octopuses, the Caribbean reef octopus is among the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
With a nod to that intelligence, Great Lakes Aquarium has decided on a famous scientists theme.
Facebook fans can choose among the names of five renowned scientists throughout history; Galileo, Newton, Cousteau, (Marie) Curie and Beatrix (as in Potter; author and natural scientist).
Because determining the sex of a young octopus is very difficult, both male and female names are being offered.
If you want to vote you can head over to the Great Lakes Aquarium’s Facebook page . The voting will stay open for one week at which time the winning name will be announced.
Posted to the web by Krista Burns