Teachers or others interested in making their own branch of the Museums of Endangered Ocean Life, get in touch. We can help you find ways of helping kids create their own works of art and science that get posted in the museum, worldwide!

More importantly, we can help kids find ways to truly make a difference, no matter where they live. There is always something to do to make the world a better place, a healthier place, and more fun too. Fred can help put smiles on faces - faces of happier kids with new purpose in a new year!

Become a FRIEND OF FRED and help spread the word about those who help endangered species. Invite Fred to your school. He will bring lots of good information and connect you with others.

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Facing Future Explained

EXTINCT means gone, pau, from all places. Example, the O'o is extinct from its former forests in Hawaii. They no longer exist.

EXTIRPATEDmeans gone from a given area. Example, Grizzly Bears were extirpated from California about 1925. They still exist.

ENDANGERED means that a species is nearing extinction unless actions are taken immediately to save them. It is usually a legal term associated with the Endangered Species Act, but because this is a political tool, it does not always reflect accurate science. Example: the Hawaiian Monk Seal is endangered and will likely become extinct.

THREATENED means that a species is likely to near extinction and become endangered unless actions are taken to protect it and its habitat. Example: Bald Eagles were threatened but have been removed from this list due to habitat protection and reductions in use of chemicals such as DDT.

SPECIES OF CONCERN: Many states have lists that include species not covered under federal protection as endangered or threatened. These may be species extirpated from the state, but present in greater numbers in neighboring areas.

Unfortunately, no reasonable approach has been worked out to list endangered habitats, the primary living space for all life forms. To many scientists, the entire Arctic is now endangered. Imagine, as Richard Ellis says, "If Australia were suddenly to disappear, don't you think we would wake up and do something?" Well, we are losing an area about the size and importance of Australia as the Arctic disappears, transforming due to climate change and taking with it the Polar Bears, Bowhead Whales, and Peoples dependent on that vast ecosystem.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Aloha nui loa from Coral

Aloha from Me, Fred.
This is my friend Madison and her brother, Cole.
They swim with Humuhumu and search for CORAL in Hawai'i for science.
They even got into a book by buddy, Ron and his way cool friend,
Tammy Yee.
Tammy is a dancer, artist, writer, mom, and friend of all us ocean animals.
Their book together helps ocean animals like coral.
It is called Swimming With Humuhumu. You buy. You support Fred and Friends!

Today, Friends I need to introduce are my ANIMAL friends, Coral.
Madison there in picture is diving to see some of the coral at reef in Kaua'i.

Here is Coral message:


What more can anyone say?
You can go over to right and find good information for keiki and you too.

You know, Coral are like cities and countries. They build up reefs almost ONE MILE THICK with their very nice limestone.
Coral are now being put on endangered official list, but have been on animal in ocean list for many years because we watch ocean acid and bunch of algae and warm waters and rising waters and lots of sediment in our waters too. You people build too many buildings too close to water edge. For sure. What be matter with all of you?

Me and animal friends want to place Tammy illustrations in our hall of famous artists
who help ocean.
You know other artists need be here, let us know.
And you keiki, send us your art about coral.
We will reward you in many ways!
Send art to Fred, Project Museum of Ocean Life
PO Box 899
Hadlock, Washington 98339

Maybe I send you some pretty shells?

Fred and Coral Friends. Australia. 2009

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