Nemo, a clownfish, is from one of the many groups of fish threatened by extinction that was featured in the movie Finding Nemo.
Apparently, RotoRooter dispatch centers received a ton of calls about children flushing their fish down the toilet after seeing the movie.
Which we're sure didn't help the problem.
Aside from Nemo, all the marine turtles, most of the hammerhead sharks, mackerel sharks, eagle rays and sea horses, all featured in the movie, are also endangered.
It's truly sad that one day, these species may not be around for our children's children to enjoy.
Let alone the damage it could do to the eco system if a major predator, like the shark, was removed from the equation entirely.
Poor Nemo… someone needs to save the fishies!
[Image via Apega/WENN.]
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