Harriet Tubman? Mac and Chessie? Help Name The Potomac Dolphins

June 12, 2019

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You have until Friday to help the Potomac Conservancy name two bottlenose dolphins in the Potomac River.

For the first time, the agency sought the public’s help in naming the dolphins. It received more than 3,200 recommendations ranging from civil rights heroes to local waterways to environmental activists.

Votes are required to be submitted by Friday, and the winners will be named later this month.

Here are the top 10 names to choose from.

  • Rachel Carson and Sylvia Earle
  • Mac and Chessie
  • Powhatan and Piscataway
  • Ebb and Flow
  • Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass
  • Echo and Radar
  • Aldo Leopold and Wendell Berry
  • Cherry and Blossom
  • Madeleine Paddlin’ Albright and Colin Divin’ Powell
  • Benjamin Banneker and Pierre L’Enfant

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