LAS VEGAS (AP) — Olympic pride was in the air when officials at a museum in the U.S. went fishing for names for three newly hatched banded bamboo sharks.
They came up with Phelps, King and Miller — after American gold medal swimmers Michael Phelps and Lilly King, and Las Vegas resident and bronze-medalist Cody Miller.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum spokesman Chris Palladino said Friday the names seemed natural for the first three hatchlings in a clutch of 24 fertilized shark eggs at the museum’s marine exhibit.
The names were first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Banded bamboo sharks grow to about 3 feet long. Palladino says that when they grow, most will be sent to the Shark Reef aquarium exhibit at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
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