New fish to be named after Obama!

Washington: Honouring the decision taken by US President Barack Obama to create a new protected area off the Hawaiian coast, scientists have decided to name a new fish after him.

As per the information reported by the National Geographic, the maroon and gold creature that was discovered 300 ft deep in the waters off Kure Atoll, is the only known fish to live within Papahanaumokuakea.

It is also an expanse of coral reefs and seamounts home to more than 7,000 species.

In the previous week, Obama established the largest protected marine sanctuary in the world when he more than quadrupled the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument to protect reefs, marine life habitats and other resources.