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
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.