Name Our Lizard!

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A British government agency recently asked the Internet to suggest a name for a $287 million polar research ship.

The top suggestion? The R.S.S. Boaty McBoatface.

People are understandably disappointed at suggestions that the agency will not adopt this noble appellation, and we at the HSI share in that disappointment 😦

With that in mind, we’ve decided to ask you all to name one of our research specimens, a common lizard. We’ve allowed you all to put forward you suggestions, and the list below is a collection of the most popular entries.

What you guys say goes, however ridiculous (And by ridiculous, we mean awesome 😉 ).

Common lizard belly patterns help us to ID individuals weve captured on previous surveys. Photo: Rob Gandola

Common lizard belly patterns help us to ID individuals weve captured on previous surveys. Photo: Rob Gandola

This guy was found on North Bull Island, as part of our ongoing work on the reserve. His tail was heavily scarred, but he’s a tough little guy. We’ll let you know every time we find him on future surveys.

The Poll will run until Friday the 1st of April. Get your vote in!

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