Friday, June 3, 2016

Fact of the Day: Finding Less Nemo

Since the 2003 film Finding Nemo, the popularity of clownfish had increased to record highs. Because of the movie many more people wanted clownfish as pets. However since 2003, populations of clownfish in the ocean have declined greatly as many were taken to end up in aquariums.  

16 comments:

  1. That's such a shame and happens too often.

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  2. Perhaps some large aquariums/marine museums or something could return some to the ocean, maybe like with some ongoing regularity - sounds like a worthy cause

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  3. Oh what a movie and whiny little kids can do

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  4. That's why Disney, Pixar, etc. should just "make up" animals for their movies instead of using actual real species as characters.

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  5. That's kind of backfiring the point of the movie, isn't it?
    They wanted Nemo free in the ocean. Not in a dentist's aquarium!

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  6. Oops, at a quick glance I read that as Loch Ness!!!

    These Nemo films have been very popular.
    We need to protect our natural world far more than we do.

    All the best Jan

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  7. what sad :( these are so lovely !!

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  8. Even though the morale of the film is that fish HATE being in aquariums!!

    -Kati

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  9. Most people don't know how to properly care for fish, especially salt water fish, and should not keep them as pets.

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  10. People are clowns. You show them some fish they want fish. ;)

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  11. those little clown fish are so adorable...I almost want one.:)

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