Fellow Crew Member!
Addie and Tiffer and we want you to learn to LOVE sharks. They
are amazing creatures and we humans are being very, very bad to
them. We really, really need your help to save the sharks of the
Sea of Cortez.
follow along with the script from Episode Two ("Man Bites
Shark!") and click the links you see. Each will give you
more information and show you exactly what we learned as we researched
these incredible animals.
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 Tiffer (aka Shark Boy)
to view Episode Two!
You have a 30 times greater chance of
being killed by falling airplane parts than you do of being
killed by a shark. Click
here to learn more!
back to the Sea of Cortez! Today we’re looking for sharks.
Hey, there’s one!
Where! I don’t see it.
There! (Addie pushes Tiffer in.) Actually, it’s
very hard to find a shark here anymore. But when our Dad started
scuba diving here 30 years ago, there were hammerhead sharks everywhere.
In fact, divers in the Sea of Cortez would see hammerheads in
schools of 30 to 50. Now, Dad hasn’t seen even one in years.
Some of the world's best known hotel chains
serve shark fin soup in their restaurants. This has got
to stop! Click
here to learn why Disney stopped serving killer soup!
The answer will make you boiling mad. Sharks are being massacred
for ... soup!
That’s right, fishermen in the Sea of Cortez are catching
sharks, killing them and then selling their fins to the Orient
for shark fin soup! We need your help!! (Click
here to see a photo of a shark being finned, but
be warned! This is really, really gross!)
Are Moms, Too!
Shark populations take a long time to
recover from the effects of overfishing. How old does a
shark have to be to become a mommy? Click
here to discover the answer from the amazing Discovery
Nice costume, shark boy ...
the shark chase)
of sharks worldwide have been killed for shark fin
of sharks in the Sea of Cortez have been killed.
species of sharks are now facing extinction!
here for an awesome article by Peter Benchley --
the author of "Jaws" -- about the destruction of sharks.)
It’s gross but shark fin soup is even being served at hotels
(Click on any of the hotel names to see for yourself!)
Disney in Hong Kong was going to serve shark fin soup, but emails
made them change their mind. And email is exactly what we need
you to do!
Do it now, or I’m fin -- ished!
grab your classmates and let's send a bunch of emails politely
asking these companies to STOP selling shark fin soup. You could
even tell them how proud you are of Disney for being brave enough
to do what's right. Here's who to write:
Manager, Community Affairs
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
-- Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis Hotels
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
1111 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10604
Marriott International, Inc.
-- Marriott and Ritz-Carlton
Marriott International, Inc.
Washington, DC 20058
-- Hyatt Hotels
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
71 S. Wacker
Chicago, IL 60606
email Michael Eisner of Disney and tell him how WONDERFUL
Disney is for taking shark fin soup off the menu! We LOVE
Chief Executive Officer
Walt Disney Company
-- Disney Hotels
Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Today sharks. Tomorrow? Shopping. Join us here as part of the
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!