At the start of Finding Nemo, Coral and Marlin can be seen marveling over their collection of 400 baby clownfish eggs – they were overjoyed at becoming parents for the first time and even discussed potential names for their offspring.
But when an aggressive barracuda leaps at Coral, knocking Marlin out of its path and devouring her and most of her eggs – with only one becoming Nemo later on.
How to find Nemo coral
At the start of Finding Nemo, Coral, wife to Marlin and mother of his clownfish family, is killed by a barracuda and eaten. This event leads Marlin to become more protective over Nemo than ever, and it also explains why these fish have such an intense desire to protect their eggs; unfortunately, clownfishes are external breeders, so the male needs to fertilize them after being laid by the female. For this reason, you will often see pairs of these fish together so one can care for fertilized eggs while the other guards unfertilized ones.
Dory makes her home in an empty brain coral after moving next to Marlin and Nemo’s anemone at the start of Finding Dory 2. It also serves as a schoolyard for Mr. Ray (spotted eagle ray teacher) and his students; many fish parents drop off their children here each morning before going to work or school.
Nemo & Coral
Coral was integral to Disney/Pixar’s 2003 film Finding Nemo. She served as Marlin’s wife and mother of their son Nemo; unfortunately, in the movie, a barracuda kills her and her family, save for one egg, which survives, and Marlin names it “Nemo” to honor his late mate.
Finding Nemo is a film known for raising awareness about marine life habitat and conservation, sparking various initiatives and campaigns to protect ocean and reef environments while at the same time having a heartwarming message about family relationships and family life. It is a must-see film for anyone who loves animals or cares deeply for others.
Coral is the mother of Nemo, an adorable clown fish living with Marlin in an anemone in the sea. Coral is an affectionate mother who cares deeply for her child – yet her death by a Barracuda at the film’s beginning shakes Marlin deeply and prompts him to become overprotective of Nemo.
The film depicts a portion of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This coral formation is home to various marine life, such as clownfish, and an abundance of other fish species, invertebrates, and plants that contribute to maintaining aquatic health; therefore, people must work towards protecting its ecosystem by conserving this vital ecosystem.
Petting Zoo, another prominent setting featured in the film, serves as a schoolyard for Mr. Ray’s school of spotted eagle rays led by Mr. Ray and is where fish parents often bring their children to school each morning.
The film also introduces audiences to The Tank Gang, consisting of clownfish living in an amicable relationship with a clam. They form close ties among themselves and often help each other when in distress – and it is an effective way to teach kids about symbiotic relationships and protecting the natural environment.
Nemo & Dory
Dory, a royal blue tang, suffers from short-term memory loss, which frustrates Marlin. However, she remains optimistic and kind despite this condition; furthermore, she has proven intelligent enough to read human (and possibly other) languages, communicate with whales, and understand whales’ communication signals. Though often appearing ditzy at first glance, Dory has an immense capacity for empathy that drives her commitment to helping others – something that Marlin values so highly that he entrusts Dory with Nemo while leaving him behind in Sydney.
Dory first meets Marlin when helping him escape a tank full of crabs trying to steal his mask. Dory quickly shows her ruthlessness by blackmailing the crabs by threatening seagulls will feed on them; later in the aquarium, she gets carried away by the tide and lands in a quarantine tank where she meets Nemo.
Dory would be overwhelmed by her former tankmates as she attempted to flee. With assistance from Destiny and Bailey hermit crabs – hermits that jumped walls of exhibits to reach the quarantine tunnel – they managed to escape together via hijacked truck, which allowed otters to help break them into quarantine successfully.
As part of their voyage, they would encounter many marine life species. One was the brown pelican, commonly called the canary of the sea. These intelligent birds communicate with other fish by making whistles, squeals, and echolocation clicks; additionally, they use their wings to glide through the air while scooping food into their gular pouches.
Once they had arrived in Sydney, Dory would encounter several whales, such as Bailey the beluga. Dory used her expertise in deciphering whale vocalizations to advance their quest, which proved especially handy when she unknowingly found herself trapped inside one of its baleen pockets!
Marlin and Nemo discover that Coral had died from being devoured by a barracuda, leading him to overprotect Nemo as the only survivor of Coral’s eggs. Nemo suffered damage from this attack and now had a damaged right fin due to being chased around by one.
Nemo & Ray
Coral is one of the main characters from Finding Nemo, serving as Marlin’s wife and mother of Nemo. A clownfish herself, Coral plays an integral part of its story until her death at the hands of a barracuda early in the film, leaving Marlin to raise their son alone. Even though Coral dies during filming, her death still significantly influences the plot.
Ocellaris clownfish have become one of the world’s most recognizable reef species thanks to Nemo in Finding Nemo. His story helped raise awareness about marine conservation and habitat protection, with clownfish native to the Great Barrier Reef living in symbiotic relationships with anemones; anemone tentacles protect predatory fish, while clownfish provide food to anemones by eating their algae.
Crush and Squirt, the green sea turtles who reside at the Sydney dentist’s office, are herbivores with hard shells that migrate long distances for food and breeding. Finding Nemo was inspired by Winsor McCay’s 1904 comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, written and illustrated by him; therefore, this movie pays a fitting homage to this master fantasy artist.
After the film, viewers witness a critical view from a clownfish perspective of what lies below the ocean floor – showing us its beauty and diversity and raising awareness about human impact on coral habitat loss.
Mr. Ray is the teacher in Finding Nemo who introduces new students to life on the reef, appearing at various points throughout the show and even taking part in its musical number ‘In The Big Blue World’ with his pupils.