I’ve always said, you haven’t lived until you have seaweed named after you.

Okay, I haven’t always said that, but I am now. Luckily for director Tim Burton he doesn’t have to worry about that any more!

A researcher at the University of New Brunswick discovered a new species of seaweed and got to name it herself.  So what name did she pick? Euthora timburtoni.

Bridgette Clakston told the CBC , “I decided to name this new species in honour of film director Tim Burton because I grew up watching and loving his films, and I think they had an influence on my imagination.”

While she says it is because of his “influence”, I’m betting it had more to do with their similar “looks”.  While Burton has responded to his new honor, I’m hearing rumors that he already trying to find his own new species of seaweed to call Euthora helenabonhamcarteri.

Mike Morrison

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