Retired Hoonah science teacher Jeff Skaflestad probably won’t be sticking his name on a license plate any time soon, at least the name recently bestowed in his honor, it just wouldn’t fit.
“It’s a mouthful,” Skaflestad said of having his name attached to a new fossil discovered near the small southeastern town of 800. Skaflestad retired in 2009 after 20 years teaching at HHS. “In the classroom I have been called worse. Everyone thinks you are named after T-rex or something, but this is an animal related to clams.”