While the trailer for ‘Finding Dory’ is out now and we know more about the story line, what we still don’t know is how many Dorys there are in the sea?
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the species globally as “Least Concern”, because of its wide range and naturally rare occurrence. However no data for populations in Indonesia or the Philippines exist for assessment. Given the biology of the species and its natural rarity, local declines and perhaps extirpations because of overexploitation in the aquarium fish industry are therefore likely, according to the Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association (SAIA).
SAIA decided to shed some light on local population status of Dory. Read more on saia-online.eu