Saxon makes name for him­self with jel­ly­fish

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A SCHOOL­BOY who stum­bled across a new species of box jel­ly­fish in a Gold Coast canal has been re­warded for his cu­rios­ity, with sci­en­tists nam­ing the tiny- ten­ta­cled crea­ture in his hon­our.

Saxon Thomas was aged nine when he dis­cov­ered the un­usual look­ing jel­ly­fish while fish­ing with two friends in March, 2013. He care­fully put the tiny crea­ture in a jar and later showed his prized catch to his fa­ther, who sent it to the Queens­land Mu­seum where it was iden­ti­fied as a new species. The jel­ly­fish has been called chi­ropsella sax­oni.

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