Luc Longley: Bull, Bidder, Science Winner
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 8, 2009 3:20PM
But Longley was no stranger to supporting marine conservation in his native country, having helped halt the construction of a resort near the Ningaloo Reef, a vast coral ecosystem off the west coast of Australia. “That gave me a taste for it,” Longley says. Coincidentally, Longley is from the Western Australia city of Freemantle, which is not far from where McCallum found the shrimp.
Longley says that he was as excited to name the new shrimp species as he was to help the AMCS protect the marine environment. “You get to name a species and you get to donate to charity at the same time,” he says. “It’s a fabulous concept.”
Said McCallum of her discovery, "It was a total surprise that a basketballer would be interested in this little deep-sea shrimp." [via Chicago Breaking Sports]