Meet The Fish Named After President Obama

September 2, 2016 - In tribute to his marine conservation efforts in the Pacific, a scientist has planned to name a new species of fish after President Obama. National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Sylvia Earle presented the Hawaii-born Obama with a framed plaque of his new namesake marine species while the President was visiting Midway Atoll following his expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.