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

Listen to Us Animals and Plants too!

It's me, your friend, Fred the Monkey.

My fish friends in Australia asked me to do this. Starta new kinda blog, just for the newly created Museum of Endangered Ocean Life here, downunder and the Hawaiian Museum of Endangered Animals.

They wanted this special place so they all  --- all ocean life --- can post their own words about what happening in beautiful ocean.

You know. When I last in Hawaii, I learn Hawaiian word, is WATER.....Guess what else! Same word, WAI mean WEALTH because Hawaiian nice people know water is life and breath.

So, that is why, Me Fred and some other good designers of beautiful places, created these new museums!!!

They are all OUTSIDE on aina (land) or ya gotta dive in and see rooms in the kai (ocean). My buddy Ron know lotta nice people who art up the walls of the museums. Some kids. Some older people but not as old as buddy Ron.......he old. Gotta tease him!

So very much hope you stay in touch time to time and hear from the animals themselves. They got different story a lotta time. Something to do with peopletics, what we animals call you all talk way too much and don't swim the swim enough!

Dive In. Have fun too. Because, I gotta lotta good friends who love ocean by surfing, boogie board, fish, swim, dive, canoe, and even get learning in funny plastic boat. Gotta introduce em to wood! Wood good.

Signing Off,   Fred

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