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:

Kay said...

That's such a shame and happens too often.

Paulina Mo, lilbitsofchic.com said...

aww that's so sad :(

~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Oh dear..it happens.

duffboi said...

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

Anna and Klaudia said...

It's so sad :(

Pat Hatt said...

Oh what a movie and whiny little kids can do

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Harlynn said...

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!

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Christine said...

Oh no!

Gloria Baker said...

what sad :( these are so lovely !!

Kati said...

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

-Kati

Martha said...

Wow, that is terrible! I had no idea.

stephen Hayes said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

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

bj said...

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