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The Great Barrier Reef is depicted as the home location of Marlin and Nemo in Disney/Pixar's 2003 animated film Finding Nemo and its 2016 sequel.


Official Description

The Great Barrier Reef’s vibrantly colored coral and seaweed provide a fun and friendly home for Marlin, Nemo and the newest member of their family, Dory.

Places of interest

Marlin's former anemone

This lavender purple anemone is where Marlin and Coral once lived until the latter and all but one of their +400 eggs were all eaten by a barracuda, causing Marlin to become overly concerned about Nemo's (his only surviving child) safety.

Marlin and Nemo's current anemone

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This orange anemone is where Marlin and Nemo currently live.

Mr. Johanson's backyard

This sandy pit is where the grouchy flounder Mr. Johanson lives. Many fish parents warn their kids not to play in his yard. However, when Mr. Johanson shows up, due to him being a flounder, is completely unable to find the intruders since his eyes are both on only one side of his face.

Sponge beds

These sponge beds serve as a playground to the baby fish. A green parrotfish and a purple tang family usually hang out here, however, one of the baby purple tangs falls off the sponge beds and starts crying.

Mr. Ray's schoolyard

This sandy pit acts as the schoolyard for the spotted eagle ray school teacher Mr. Ray. Many fish parents drop their kids off here at the start of each school day.

Dory's Brain Coral

This is a hollowed-out brain coral serving as Dory's home after she moves in next door to Marlin and Nemo's anemone upon becoming part of their family near the beginning of Finding Dory, one year after the events of Finding Nemo.

Stingray Migration

This is a seaweed-filled field where Mr. Ray and his class go to view the annual stingray migration on their field trip.


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Films: Finding Nemo (video) • Finding Dory (video) • Exploring the ReefMarine Life InterviewsDory's Reef CamPixar Popcorn (Dory Finding)

Video Games: Finding NemoFinding Nemo: The Continuing AdventuresFinding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Disney UniverseNemo's ReefFinding Dory: Just Keep SwimmingDisney Crossy RoadKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music:: Finding NemoFinding DoryFinding Nemo: The MusicalFinding Nemo: Ocean Favorites
Books: Little Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingBig Golden BookThe Art of Finding NemoThe Art of Finding Dory
Cancelled projects: Finding Nemo 2

Disney Parks
Disney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Explorers LodgeCrush's CoasterDisney Animation BuildingFinding Nemo Submarine VoyageIt's a Small WorldNemo & Friends SeaRiderPixar Pal-A-RoundThe Seas with Nemo & FriendsTurtle Talk with CrushMr. Ray's Pop QuizBruce's Shark ChallengeFinding Dory's Friends

Entertainment: Disney KiteTailsFantasmic!Finding Nemo: The MusicalPixar Playtime PalsRivers of Light: We Are One
Parade: Disney Stars on ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTree of Life AwakensWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Summer Blast

Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillNigelCrushSquirtDr. Philip ShermanDarlaAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishWhaleTank Gang

Finding Dory: JennyCharlieBaileyDestinyHankFluke and RudderGeraldBeckyOttersGiant SquidStanBillStingrays
Other: SeaRider

AustraliaGreat Barrier ReefSydney HarbourSharks' LairAbyssopelagic ZonePhilip Sherman's Dentist OfficeEast Australian CurrentAngel's CoveCaliforniaMorro BayMidnight ZoneMarine Life Institute
AquaScum 2003Pixar BallA113Pizza Planet TruckP. Sherman's Diver Goggles
Finding Nemo: Nemo EggFirst DayField TripLet's Name the SpeciesJust Keep SwimmingBeyond the Sea

Finding Dory: Main TitleO, We're Going HomeWhat a Wonderful WorldUnforgettableSolsbury Hill
Musical/Theme Parks: In The Big Blue WorldDory's DittyFish Are Friends, Not FoodWhere's My Dad?We Swim TogetherGo With the Flow

See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxFinding Nemo (franchise)Finding Nemo 2