ya callin' SHRIMP?!
Fellow Crew Member!
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
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.
you have any more questions, please, please, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will personally zap you an answer.
for watching -- and for reading -- and welcome aboard the voyages
of the KiSSEA Crew!
on Uncle Sam
to view Episode One!
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.
first, you’re going to need to know some facts. Like Ocean
Fact Number One ...
of the earth is covered by water. And now ...
is my brother.
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.
first mission is to save the Sea of Cortez!
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.
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:
buy Mexican Shrimp!”
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.)
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.
what seafood CAN you eat?
out this great online information guide from the amazing,
wonderful and fabulous to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium:
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!
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
Can you believe it? Disneyland
serves Mexican trawled shrimp. Mom and Dad are going to be so
Sorry Mom and Dad. Forget imported shrimp until the shrimp industry
cleans up their act. Try some balsamic grilled chicken fingers
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!
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
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!