Exotic Fish Will Suffer With ‘Finding Dory’ Release, Warns Australian Conservationists | Film News
Maybe it’s worth not finding Dory this time around. Australian conservationists have warned that the release of the new Pixar Film Finding Dory could increase pressure on the populations of wild fish on the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in the world.
The context of their warning comes from the increase in popularity of clownfish following the feature’s prequel Finding Nemo which led to a surge in popularity of said fish that meant the numbers in their coral homes dropped.
The researchers commented:
“What most people don’t realise is that about 90% of marine fish found in aquarium shops come from the wild,” said project coordinator Carmen da Silva. “Reef fish populations are already struggling due to warmer sea temperatures and ocean acidification caused by global warming. The last thing they need is to be plucked off reefs.”
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