Joe Strummer Deep Sea Snail

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Wissernschaftler haben eine neu entdeckte Tiefseeschnecke nach Joe Strummer benannt, „because they look like punk rockers in the 70s and 80s“.

A species of deep sea snail with the bold, spiky aesthetic of early Clash fans has been named after Joe Strummer. Alviniconcha strummeri are golf ball-sized invertebrates that live around 2,000 metres beneath the surface of the ocean.

The Strummer-indebted snails are one of five new species identified in a paper that was published in the journal Systematics and Biodiversity. “Because they look like punk rockers in the 70s and 80s and have purple blood and live in such an extreme environment, we decided to name one new species after a punk rock icon“.

Guardian: Joe Strummer has deep sea snail named after him