Science Hangout: Why is Clownfish Behavior in Finding Nemo Misleading?
In this Science Hangout, two animal behaviorists, Marian Wong of University of Wollongong in Australia and Peter Buston, PhD, of Boston University, explain to associate editor Katie Burke, PhD, that the clownfish behavior in the Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemo is completely off the mark.
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- Clownfish thumbnail photo by Christian Mehlführer.
- Music is "Spot," by Ardent Octopus, courtesy of Mevio's Music Alley.
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