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Welcome to our Online Auction!
April 13, 2017
08:00 AM PDT
May 17, 2017
11:45 PM PDT

Scientists have recently discovered a new species of Picasso sponge, a type of deep sea sponge, in northern Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary waters, and you can be the one to name it! In addition to bragging rights to name this new animal, the winning bidder will receive a print photograph of the new sponge, plus a copy of the scientific publication in which the species will be described for the very first time.

Please note: It is at the discretion of GFA to ask the winner to choose a different name if it is not appropriate.

Greater Farallones Association


The Greater Farallones Association (GFA) is the non-profit partner of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Its mission is to ensure the Sanctuary remains an ecologically diverse and globally significant ocean environment. GFA’s vision is to sustain a healthy and resilient ocean through education, science and community involvement for the benefit of present and future generations.