Man Bites Shark!

Hi Fellow Crew Member!

It's 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.

Just 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.

If you have any more questions, please, please, please email us (addie@kissea.com or tiffer@kissea.com) and we will personally zap you an answer.

Thanks for watching -- and for reading -- and welcome aboard the voyages of the KiSSEA Crew!

Click on Tiffer (aka Shark Boy)
to view Episode Two!

Episode Two Script

Afraid of Sharks?
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!

Welcome 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. Why?

Killer Soup!
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!)

Sharks 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 Channel!

Nice costume, shark boy ...

(During the shark chase)
-- 50% of sharks worldwide have been killed for shark fin soup.
-- 90% of sharks in the Sea of Cortez have been killed.
-- 20 species of sharks are now facing extinction!

(Click 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 owned by:
-- Westin,
-- Marriott
-- Hyatt and
-- Sheraton!
(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!

So, 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:

Sarah E. Hayes
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
914-640-8159 Phone
914-640-8555 Fax
Matthew Carroll
Marriott Communications
Marriott International, Inc.
-- Marriott and Ritz-Carlton
Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott Drive
Washington, DC 20058
301-380-8331 Phone
301-380-3969 Fax
Katie Meyer
Vice President,
Corporate Communications
Hyatt Corporation
-- Hyatt Hotels
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Center
71 S. Wacker
Chicago, IL 60606
312-780-5711 Phone
Now, email Michael Eisner of Disney and tell him how WONDERFUL Disney is for taking shark fin soup off the menu! We LOVE YOU Disney!
Robert Iger
Chief Executive Officer
Walt Disney Company
-- Disney Hotels
Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
818-560-1000 phone
818-560-1930 Fax

Today sharks. Tomorrow? Shopping. Join us here as part of the KiSSEA crew!

KiSSEA Crew Links!

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 Cousteau!
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!



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