Clownfish swim at the Ocearium in Le Croisic in western France in December 2016. Photo: AFP

Losing Nemo: clownfish could vanish for good due to climate change

  • Peculiar mating habits mean star of Pixar’s animated blockbuster is particularly vulnerable to warming seas
  • Vibrantly coloured species relies on coral for survival and is unable to adapt quickly enough to environmental threats
Topic |   Climate crisis

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Clownfish swim at the Ocearium in Le Croisic in western France in December 2016. Photo: AFP
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