Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Why Scientists Are Worried After The Release of Movie 'Finding Dory'

Scientists are kind of worried after the release of the movie "Finding Dory" by Walt Disney Pictures, stating it may lead to a demand for blue tangs as pets.

Finding Dory is a 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film that was produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It was both written and directed by Andrew Stanton.

Dory played by Ellen DeGeners is a sequel to the 2003 film "Finding Nemo".

finding dory movie poster

Now scientists are a bit bothered by the kind of excitement that the movie generates; It could possibly increase the demand for blue tangs as pets, whereas they are very difficult to raise in captivity.

The percieved demand could mean that many of the tangs will be taken from their natural habitat; It will threaten their population, the scientists expressed.

Fact is, after the release of the similar movie "Finding Nemo", clownfish sales rose to as much as 40 percent. Sadly, they were being harvested unsustainably.

That was not the first case where animal populations were somewhat influenced by movies.

Dalmatians became popular after the release of "101 Dalmatians".

People's demand for owls as pets increased while "Harry Potter" films are shown.

The same thing happened to turtles. The sales grew after the release of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

So instead of just finding Dory, might as well help him protect and preserve his population. Save Dory!

Source: National Geographic, Facebook


Why Scientists Are Worried After The Release of Movie 'Finding Dory'
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