'Righteous!' Nemo Depiction of Young Sea Turtles Was Surprisingly Accurate

April 10, 2015 2:04 PM

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If you ever saw Pixar's Finding Nemo, you likely remember Squirt, the adorable "offspring" of Crush the sea turtle. The film depicts squirt and his fellow young turtles as lively, rambunctious children (watch a clip here), but experts had always thought the reality was that young sea turtles are often lethargic when young. Now new research shows that the movie may have been more accurate than experts even thought.

That's at least according to a study recently published in the journal Current Biology, which details how tiny sea turtles even between 6 and 18 months old are very active swimmers.

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