You could gain fame by coming up with a common name for a newly discovered, colorful, and mysterious fish, and have the good fortune of winning a ten-day trip to the Galapagos Islands if your name is chosen. A common name is one used commonly (e.g. blue whale, black-eyed Susan, or timber wolf) to describe a plant or animal - not the binomial genus-species designation used in scientific circles. The contest runs now until August 26, 2013, and everything you need to know to acquire these fleeting prizes can be found on the National Geographic website.

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