EBay auction sells right to name new shrimp species

12/8/2009 | Wired.com

Former NBA player Luc Longley's $2,900 bid won an eBay auction to name a shrimp species that lives off the Australian coast. The researcher who discovered the deep-sea critter concocted the auction to raise money for a marine-conservation group. The winning bid paled in comparison to the previous sale of the naming rights of a Bolivian monkey for $650,000.

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