No Nemo: Anemones, Not Parents, Protect Clownfish

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 5, 2003   View Article

In the hit movie Finding Nemo an overprotective clownfish named Marlin searches for his son Nemo who is swiped from the Great Barrier Reef and plopped into a fish tank at a dentist’s office in Sydney, Australia.

The true protectors of clownfish in the ocean, however, are not parents but rather prickly, stinging sea anemones that live on reefs.

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