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.

Monday, November 23, 2009


It's me Fred. Here I am in Australia studying up on Down Under Fish.

So I thought I would call up my way cool artist friend, Evon Zerbetz. She and buddy Ron
have been good buddies ever since they "Built a Book" called Whalemail. they spent lotta time
on that book and got good friendship from sharing love of whale and ocean.
Evon and Ron also love Raven. And Rockfish too.
This is Evon's "Fresh Baked Octopi" from her too fun book

She cut into soft stuff, add ink, put in press and Yipppeee make print to do art.
You gotta meet her in person up in Catch A Can. That in Alaska. Too cold maybe for Fred?

Serious now. You not believe this story.
Ron tell me this. When he boy, Rockfish so much he could fill freezer for family meal.
He do this to help feed family back long time ago. He old you know.
Today, not many rockfish. Maybe Ron catch em all? Don't know, but he wonder too
when we talk fish story.

You know.
Whole lotta kids love endangered soft and cuddly and cute animal.
Kids love penguin, polar bear, dolphin. whale, monkey too maybe?


Gotta take care of rockfish. They over fished for sure. Big Trawlers come along
Drag bottom and scoop up thousands. Millions maybe. Good friend, Satch,
Ron's best mechanic friend and commercial fisherguy tell story of this.
Satch say he responsible for shark go away. No fooling. Satch say this to me, Fred!

I gotta say you need check out all coast fish stuff. I try set up links. Ron these days
be busy with Tribal wonderful project. Tribe he work with love Rockfish too.
When Ron little young boy he fish and learn from his hero, Russell.
Russell Tribal Elder now and Russell tell Ron many good fish story.

When Ron boy, Russell help show Ron how catch fish in S'Klallam Waters.

Be watch for more on this to learn ways of Salish Sea fishermen. Some girl fisher too. You Bet!

Fred gotta tell friend Evon. We say He'e. Or maybe a lot, Tako for tasty Octopus!

Fred the Fisherman. Australia. Summertime Down Under. Cold Time Up North Country.

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