Where is Nemo? Pollution is Actually Killing Nemo

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Fun Fact: all clownfish are born male and some grow bigger and become females, so if you’re a clownfish you would want to be a female.

Fun Fact: all clownfish are born male and some grow bigger and become females, so if you’re a clownfish you would want to be a female.

Fun Fact: all clownfish are born male and some grow bigger and become females, so if you’re a clownfish you would want to be a female.

Isaac Sharp, Staff Writer

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           Some say pollution is one of man’s many flaws, that is true, because of pollution clownfish are now disappearing across the world. If you don’t know what clownfish are, they are a tropical fish, found across the world and were made famous by the Pixar movie Finding Nemo.  

           You might wonder why or how this is happening; it is because of pollution and climate change. Although this isn’t affecting clownfish directly, it is affecting coral, the very homes of clownfish. For example, according to the National Ocean Service the death of coral is caused by many things such as: coastal development, deforestation, agricultural runoff, and oil and chemical spills. Also, climate change is a big issue, because of the rising temperatures across the world’s oceans the coral is bleaching or dying off.  In other words, according to CNN 10, a 10 minute video on recent news events, these clownfish are being stripped of their very homes, the coral.

           There is also another reason why clownfish are disappearing. You may know the famous Pixar movie Finding Nemo? Well, right after that movie the demand for clownfish by aquarium enthusiasts increased rapidly, because of this the clownfish were collected across the world and still are today. In sum, these problems are causing extinction from overcollection and coral bleaching. The main way people are slowing this process is through the work of the organization, “Saving Nemo.” On their website you can read more and donate to the cause, using this link.

Credit to the Saving Nemo Photo Goes to Saving Nemo Organization

Credit to the Clownfish Photo Goes to Aquarium Gallery

11 Comments

11 Responses to “Where is Nemo? Pollution is Actually Killing Nemo”

  1. Angelina on September 12th, 2018 11:08 am

    I didn’t know that clownfish were born as male than become female but what has me wondering is how? Does it just happen? Also I hope that people open their eyes and help the ocean before it gets worse.

  2. kid on September 12th, 2018 11:59 am

    Can we get a rip in the chat for nemo

  3. Johnny Garcia on September 12th, 2018 12:00 pm

    Can we get a rip in the chat for my boy Nemo.

  4. Anominus on September 12th, 2018 1:47 pm

    R.I.P Nemo, 2003 to 2018 :,( you will be sorely missed.

  5. Nikko Doughty on September 12th, 2018 2:06 pm

    Poor Nemo 🙁

  6. Nikko D on September 12th, 2018 2:12 pm

    Poor Nemo

  7. vios on September 12th, 2018 4:35 pm

    i don’t want nemo to go extinct

  8. Anthony Sereno on September 12th, 2018 4:37 pm

    Nemo is gucci. I want him to live.

  9. Layla Riddle on September 12th, 2018 7:52 pm

    I hate it when people just don’t care!! >: P

  10. Savannah cruz on September 13th, 2018 11:10 pm

    They need to stop the pollution so Nemo can live on …

  11. Ms. Lavia on September 18th, 2018 3:48 pm

    Great job Isaac! I was riveted.

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