Exploring the Reef (2003 Video)
Alexander Gould: Nemo
Jean-Michel Cousteau : [after talking about how human activity is harming coral and making it turn white] In fact, tonight is the one magic night of the year when healthy corals reproduce. There, it is happening!
Dory : Look at that!
Nemo : Whoa!
Dory : Amazing!
Marlin : Look at this.
Dory : [swims frantically around to all the coral eggs] Happy birthday, coral. Happy birthday, happy birthday. Happy - happy birthday.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Incredibly, the corals release their eggs in a single night, so that even the hungriest fish cannot eat them all.
Nemo : [a shot is shown of a coral spewing out its eggs into the water at high speed] What's it doing?
[Marlin covers Nemo's eyes]
Nemo : Dad!
Marlin : When you're a little older, son.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : [concluding] For we are as connected to the planet as the corals are to the algae living within them. And just as we...
Nemo : Algae living inside coral? That's creepy.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : No, it is not!
Nemo : Yeah, it is.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Isn't.
Nemo : Is.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Isn't!
Nemo : Is!
Dory : No, it's normal! See, they work together...
Jean-Michel Cousteau : That's...
Dory : Algae are plants that make food for the coral and the corals fertilize the algae.
Marlin : But when there's pollution, the coral can't get enough food from the algae.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Look! What...?
Nemo : Wow! You guys know a lot about the reef.
Dory : Well, it's not hard. You just have to pay attention and listen.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : [yelling] Then why won't you listen to me?
Dory : Oh, hi! Who are you?
Jean-Michel Cousteau : I am Jean-Michel Cousteau!
[trumpets blare main theme]
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Cut, cut!
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Cut, cut, cut.
[cut back to his sailboat]
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Upstaged by fish. This would have never happened to Papa.
Jean-Michel Cousteau : Goodbye. I am... Jean-Michel Cousteau.
[trumpets blare, music ends]
Nemo : [after the film] Keep exploring the reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau at oceanfutures.org.