Producer, Tim Burton, has been honored by a doctoral student at the University of New Brunswick. Bridgette Clarkston is a student researcher. She found a species of seaweed that was unknown, when she was collecting samples. She ran DNA samples and discovered that this particular seaweed was nameless.
She dubbed this seaweed Euthora timburtoni because Burton's movies fueled her imagination. According to CBC News, Clarkston said that the flower of this seaweed reminds her of Nightmare Before Christmas.