An environmental group in New York is accepting submissions from environmentally-conscious artists or laymen alike for a contest to name the new invasive species.
With names like the spiny water flea and "rock snot," the organisms come to New York's waterways — like the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario — by hitching a ride on ocean vessels. Often, they're sucked into the ship's ballast tanks and then discharged into local bodies of water. They can wreak devastation on native species.
Environmental Advocates/EPL wants you to come up with the next invasive species. The organization wants you to draw and name the newest species to threaten New York's waterways.