A new study found that when it comes to surviving in the non-Pixar sea, being adorable isn’t enough.
Marine Photo BankAn average of 16 percent of the species featured in Disney’s 2003 film “Finding Nemo” face the threat of extinction, according to the new study conducted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Canada’s Simon Fraser University. The movie’s protagonist, Nemo, was a clownfish like the fish pictured here. That species is classified by the IUCN as a “species of least concern,” meaning it does not face an imminent extinction risk. However, 18 percent of the scientific family to which it belongs, Pomacentridae, are at risk of extinction.Natascia Tamburello