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New Coral Named After Call of Duty: Black Ops 27

dotarray writes "An American aquarium supplier obviously has a gamer on the payroll, after naming two new forms of Acanthastrea coral after Activision's shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops. From the article: 'The Facebook post announcing the two new forms openly admits to the video gaming influence – and it’s not the first time a video game has inspired the Quality Marine coral namer – One of Swords points out that earlier this month, The Master Chief made its glorious pink-and-purple debut.'"
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New Coral Named After Call of Duty: Black Ops

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  • by Mr. Freeman ( 933986 ) on Friday October 28, 2011 @02:20AM (#37865440)
    Just to reemphasize a point here: this is not any kind of scientific organization doing any kind of official naming. This is a thinly-veiled advertisement for an aquarium supplier which named two colors of coral some gamer-related terms. They aren't even named after call of duty specifically, they could refer to about 70% of games on the market.
  • by mwvdlee ( 775178 )

    Just a minor nit-pick; TFS is about the naming of corals yet TFS fails to mention the names. Would it really have been so hard to mention the names?

  • Article seems to imply only Nuketown is named after Black Ops, while n00b tube seems to be one of the nicknames for YouTube.

    (but why on earth you name coral 'n00b tube' is beyond me)

    • (that'll teach me to refresh before posting...)

      the 'noob tube' is a reference to Halo's sniper rifle.

    • Noob tubes generally refers to all kinds grenade launchers and RPGs found in most first person shooters because they deal a lot of damage and don't require much aiming skill.

  • ... is still my favorite science from gaming term.

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