1 out of 6 species from Finding Nemo in danger of extinction
Unless conservation efforts are stepped up, many marine species will be introduced to future generations not in an aquarium, but by Pixar. A recent paper, which looked at the conservation status of the families of species that appeared in Finding Nemo, has some pretty stark findings. Many of the animals from the beloved movie, such as Sheldon the seahorse, Bruce the shark, Crush the sea turtle, Mr. Ray the eagle ray, and Nigel the pelican, are listed as threatened by the authors of the study. More troubling, we’re critically lacking in information for many beloved marine species. We may not know how precarious the ocean situation is until species or even entire families start disappearing.