- Joseph Bursey and Lance Graham said they thought the offbeat tribute would help immortalize the late Hannah Floyd.
- The flatworm, named hannahfloydae ("Hannah Floyd's flatworm"), was discovered by Bursey and biology professor Julian Smith in sand along the shoreline at low tide near Emerald Isle and on Oak Island, N.C.
Winthrop University, "Hannah Floyd Flatworm Named by Biology Majors to Remember Exceptional Student" (2011). Winthrop News 2011. 147.