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Finding Nemo? We may be losing him, says climate study

Finding Nemo? We may be losing him, says climate study, Guardian, 12 Oct 17 
Clownfish under threat from warming ocean waters, which are damaging the anemones that serve as its home 
The clownfish, the colourful swimmer propelled to fame by the 2003 film Finding Nemo, is under threat from warming ocean waters wreaking havoc with sea anemones, the structures that serve as its home, a study has found.

Closely related to corals, sea anemones are invertebrate marine creatures that live in symbiosis with algae, which provide them with food, oxygen and colour.

Clownfish, also known as anemonefish, in turn use the structures as shelter to lay their eggs and raise their young – keeping the anemones clean in return.

For the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, a research team monitored 13 pairs of orange-fin anemonefish living among the coral reefs of Moorea Island in the South Pacific…….. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/12/finding-nemo-losing-climate-study-clownfish

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October 14, 2017 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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