Who ya callin' SHRIMP?!

Hi Fellow Crew Member!

It's Addie and Tiffer and this part of our website is designed to give you LOTS more information about how YOU can help us save The Sea of Cortez!

Just follow along with the script from Episode One ("Who Ya Callin' Shrimp?!") and click the links you see. Each will give you more information and show you exactly what we learned as we researched this amazing area.

If you have any more questions, please, please, please email us (addie@kissea.com or tiffer@kissea.com) and we will personally zap you an answer.

Thanks for watching -- and for reading -- and welcome aboard the voyages of the KiSSEA Crew!

Click on Uncle Sam
to view Episode One!

Episode One Script

Like Water?
Coral reefs actually create clouds -- fresh water -- that help control the climate. Click here to learn more!

Kids, we need you to help us save the oceans.

But first, you’re going to need to know some facts. Like Ocean Fact Number One ...

73% of the earth is covered by water. And now ...

So is my brother.

Hi I’m Addie and that’s my brother Tiffer and we’re part of the crew from KiSSEA -- Kids Saving the Seas -- and we need your help.

Our first mission is to save the Sea of Cortez!

Like Shrimp?
These shrimp trawlers also kill dolphins, coral, sea lions and far too many fish. They are awful, awful, awful! Click here to learn more!

Hi, this is Tiffer. The Sea of Cortez is the youngest sea in the world -- at just about five million years old -- or about the age of our Dad.

Just kidding Dad!

Even though the Sea of Cortez is young, it’s getting very old due to overfishing and other rotten things that man is doing to it. We need your help!

In this series, we’ll take you above and below the Sea of Cortez to show you what’s up. So, why wait? Let’s get to it!

See how awesome the Sea of Cortez is? Well, look out because shrimp trawlers are using HUGE nets that are ripping much of it up.

These shrimp trawlers are killing dolphins, coral, and millions of fish so the experts at the Monterey Bay Aquarium say:

“Don’t buy Mexican Shrimp!”

More than 1,100 shrimp trawlers in the Sea of Cortez annually rake an area of sea floor equivalent to four times the total size of the Gulf, damaging fragile habitats and capturing nearly 10 pounds of bycatch species for every 1 pound of shrimp caught. (FYI ... "Bycatch" is a polite way to say dead fish, dolphins, etc.)

So, until the Mexican shrimp industry (both trawlers and shrimp farmers) adopt safer methods (which we're sure they will because they're wonderful people who live in a truly great and forward-thinking country) the only thing we can do right now is not eat any shrimp imported from Mexico.

So, what seafood CAN you eat?

Check out this great online information guide from the amazing, wonderful and fabulous to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium:

Like Better Choices?
We found a chicken dipper recipe from the Food Network we call KiSSEA Dippers. In order to save the Sea of Cortez, we all need to make better choices!

Give your favorite stores and places a call and find out where they get their shrimp. The best sources are American farmed or trawled shrimp or trap caught shrimp.

Can you believe it? Disneyland serves Mexican trawled shrimp. Mom and Dad are going to be so bummed.

Sorry Mom and Dad. Forget imported shrimp until the shrimp industry cleans up their act. Try some balsamic grilled chicken fingers instead! (Click here for the recipe from the Fabulous Food Network!)

Hey, these are good!

Today shrimp. Tomorrow? Sharks. They're killers, you know -- not the sharks, the fishermen who are destroying them.

We need you. Help us save the Sea of Cortez tomorrow as part of the KiSSEA crew!

KiSSEA Crew Links!

YOU are the key to Saving the Sea of Cortez! Imagine the power of thousands of students working together to stop this environmental tragedy. Get your class involved! Working in conjunction with marine experts, the Hilldren have created follow-along student workbooks for each episode in six age categories: Pre-school/Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade, and High School. Click here to link to these free, downloadable guides!
Did you know that Addie is a third-degree black belt and former national karate champion? That Tiffer recently saved the life of a woman by reaching into a burning car to help cut her out of the wreckage? That Alden at age 10 just received her Open Water scuba certification? And that Bren at age 8 (along with all of his siblings) has done at least one work project to help the needy every week for the past FIVE years? Click here to read more about the real-life adventures of the KiSSEA crew.
Official KiSSEA Crew shirts, hats, pins, stickers and more are available right now at the KiSSEA Crew Store. Show everyone that you are helping to Save the Seas by grabbing your KiSSEA Crew gear today! A portion of the proceeds goes to the amazing Sonoran Sea Aquarium to help them fund their truly exciting educational efforts. Click here to start shopping!
Rule #1 in Scuba is "Never hold your breath." Rule #2 in Scuba is "Always look good." That's why scuba divers love to share information on the gear they use. If you're a diver -- or would like to be or just look like one -- click here to learn more about the gear (and cool Akona adventure apparel) used by the KiSSEA Crew!
The Hilldren got a chance recently to spend a week on Catalina Island snorkeling and studying the ocean with Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. Jean-Michel told the Hilldren "Kids can change things, too!" so they got into gear and the KiSSEA Crew was born. Click here to learn more about the amazing Jean-Michel Cousteau!
How do you get out to San Pedro Island in the Sea of Cortez? Where are the best diving spots? Where is the best fishing? Where can you enjoy a moonlight cruise of San Carlos Bay? You'll find all the answers -- plus great tips on where to stay in San Carlos -- by clicking here. Say hi to Gary for us!



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