Name Finding Nemo Questions As you watch the movie, answer the questions below that are numbered

and in bold print. The other questions are ones that you can think about, look up, and answer later. All questions are in chronological order. You do not have to use complete sentences. 1. What is the ecosystem shown in the opening scene with Marlin and Coral?
The clownfish and sea anemone have a symbiotic relationship. What kind of symbiosis is this? What are the clownfish immune to? What kingdom does the sea anemone belong to? (circle one) Plant / Animal / Bacteria / Protist

2. List all the different organisms that you see in the reef during the first few scenes.

3. Is it a shark or fish that attacks the clownfish? How can you tell?
Why do Marlin and Coral have so many eggs (more than 400)? What is the advantage to this?

Why is it so sunny in the reef? (Where are reefs normally located?)

The dentist later says that he saved Nemo from the reef where he was “struggling for life.” What are the chances Nemo would survive in the ocean with his “lucky fin”? Explain.

4. Name the three organisms that Marlin talks to as he drops Nemo off at school.

5. Mr. Johanssen is a ________________________. (common name of organism) 6. The teacher is a ___________________________. (common name of organism)
Mr. Ray’s song: 1. Oooh, let’s name the zones, the zones, the zones. Let’s name the zones of the open sea… Epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyal, abyssopelagic. All the rest are too deep for you and me to see… 2. Oh, let’s name the species, the species, the species. Let’s name the species that live in the sea. There’s porifera, coelenterata, hydrozoa, scyphozoa, anthozoa, ctenophora, bryozoas, three! Gastropoda, arthropoda, echinodermata, chordata, and some fish like you and me! Oh, seaweed is cool. Seaweed is fun. It makes its food with the rays of the sun…


7. What is the process mentioned in verse #3? ______________________________

Are there any positive effects? 8. what ocean zone is this? ______________________ The small floating pieces in the water seen here are _________________________. kid. Divers dump massive amounts of cyanide in the water.” Consider Nemo’s reaction to being placed in the dentist’s tank: afraid of the decorations. Why are there no bright colors in the zone? Give two reasons. “Fish gotta swim. deep part of the ocean (“Just keep swimming. Is it fair to keep any fish in a tank? Are there certain situations where this is more acceptable than others? Nigel says to Nemo.Most clownfish are not actually caught with nets. etc. This effect would be most pronounced in what ocean zone? Why? Hypothesize other effects divers have on the underwater environments. usually enough to stun clownfish. just keep swimming…”). 10. Birds gotta eat. What kind of shark is Anchor? _________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Gill tells Nemo: “Fish aren’t meant to be in a box. Brainstorm some ecological issues that would be caused by sunken shipwrecks remaining in the ocean. Could Marlin and Dory really have survived here? Give two physical characteristics of this ocean zone that would affect them the most. running into the walls by accident. When Marlin and Dory enter the dark.” Would pelicans naturally eat clownfish? Why or why not? 9. Consider Marlin and Dory: Would different species of fish really “hang out” as they do? Why/why not? Use ecological vocabulary terms in your answer. . What are some negative effects of this technique? The camera flash stuns Marlin.

13.Observe Marlin and Dory talking to the schooling fish. The fish meet the sea turtles in the EAC. How could fish navigate without using their vision? The type of whale that “ate” Dory and Marlin had no teeth. _________________________ whale. Give 2 reasons why the water near Sydney is so murky. Why can Dory and Marlin bounce on top of the jellies and not get stung? What would have happened to Dory if Marlin had not rescued her (what is the purpose of the jellyfish sting)? ____________ Gill: “All drains lead to the ocean. Marling and Dory had problems finding their way in the water. This type of whale is called a . What does EAC stand for? What causes the ocean currents? Why are the turtles in the EAC? Crush tells Marlin that sea turtles leave their eggs on the beach and the baby turtles find their own way to the sea: all true. react and move as a group? Why do you think that clownfish can stand sea anemone stings but not jellyfish stings? 11. What advantage is there for fish to live.” Do all drains lead directly to the ocean? What should happen before the drain reaches the ocean? 12. Do you think that baby turtles find their parents in the sea? Explain. kid.

as well as the city of Sydney) ******************************************************* BONUS: List the other names Dory calls Nemo in the film (see if you can get 5 of them). ______________________________________________________________________________ 17. When Dory mentions Sydney to the school of fish. What organism is making the tank dirty when Nemo blocks the filter with a pebble? Why did the whale not eat Dory and Marlin right away? 15. This image is the famous Sydney __________________________. they form a picture and this same image is seen prominently when Marlin and Dory look above the water and discover they are in Sydney. What reason would crabs have for staying near the outlet from the sewage plant? (HINT: What do crabs eat/what kind of feeders are they?) What is anatomically incorrect about the fish in the move? Why do you think the animators portrayed them this way? What coral reef do Marlin and Nemo live on? (HINT: the East Australian Current is nearby. Where does the dentist’s drain go before it reaches the ocean? Would Nemo really survive this trip? Explain.14. Nigel is a ______________________. Through what body part did they exit the whale? 16. . which is a type of seabird.

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