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Love Disney’s ‘Dory’ fish? Soon, you could get your own

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Someday soon, you might be able to find Disney’s beloved “Dory” in your own aquarium – and the beautiful blue tang fish will be bred in Florida, not the Pacific Ocean. After six years of study, a team of researchers at the University of Florida, along with the Rising Tide Conservation, have figured out how to breed the saltwater fish in tanks for the first time. This could be a potential boon to Florida’s $27 million aquaculture industry, which breeds…

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Florida project breeds ‘Finding Dory’ fish in captivity

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Researchers at the University of Florida say fish like the animated character Dory may become easier to find for home aquariums. In a statement Tuesday, researchers at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory said they had successfully bred Pacific blue tangs in captivity for the first time. The blue species is the model for the forgetful fish featured in the films “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.” Researchers say the breakthrough means that one day, home aquariums or marine life…

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