Michael Patrick O*Neill*s

Author Visit
November 8
• A photographer
• A scuba-diver
• An ocean explorer
• A world traveler
• A conservationist
• An author!
• Makes discoveries about nature.
• Finds out about living things that are
• Helps establish programs to protect the
natural world.
• Tells the WHOLE WORLD so that everyone can
help out!
Grade 1
Miss Lawrence’s First
Grade Class
• An octopus needs to stay safe from predators.
• An octopus can change colors to camouflage
itself for protection.
• The Great White Shark
needs FOOD.
• He uses his sharp
teeth to catch food.
• The Great White has
warm blood to help
him move fast to hunt
for food.
Mrs. Stegner’s First
Grade Class
• This crab has a hard shell for protection.
• The Puget Sound King Crab has strong legs to
help it move around and find food.
Ms. Brock’s
First Grade
• Moray Eels are good swimmers.
• They swim fast to catch their food.
Mrs. Shaw’s
First Grade
Grade 2
Mrs. Tolford’s Second
Grade Class
• Baby turtles hatch from eggs buried in the sand
of beaches.
• They must climb out of the hole and get to the
water as quickly as possible.
• They face many predators like foxes, crabs, birds,
and raccoons.
• Only 1 out of 1,000 will make it to the ocean.
• The Nudibranch is a sea
• It lays eggs in a spiral.
• Ocean currents can
wash away the eggs.
• Predators can eat up the
spiral of eggs.
Egg Spiral
Mrs. Polansky’s
Second Grade Class
• People throw plastic
bags into the ocean.
• The Loggerhead Turtles
are looking for food and
they eat the bags.
• It makes them sick and
they can die.
• Loggerhead Turtles can
get stuck in fishing lines
and nets. They can’t get
air and can die.
Mrs. Boeckman’s
Second Grade
• People are fishing for
sharks! Sharks are
• Don’t ask for shark fin
soup at a restaurant!
• Don’t over-fish the
By Mrs. Cruz’s Second Grade
By Mrs. Pohlmann’s
Second Grade Class
• Manatees are
slow swimmers.
• People drive their boats fast where the manatees
• The boats hit the manatees.
• They can get hurt or die.
• The boats are invading the manatee’s space.
Grade 3
Mrs. Echelberry’s Third
Grade Class
• For their protection, Bannerfish use their
flashy colors to warn predators to stay away!
• Their bright colors blend in with the coral reef
so predators can’t find them.
• Bannerfish also use their flashy colors to
communicate with other Bannerfish.
The Sand Tiger Shark needs food to survive.
It uses its good sense of smell to find prey.
It uses its eyesight to look for food.
It can even use its skin to sense prey!
Mr. Stull’s Third
Grade Class
• Sponges do not have any muscles or any
• The sponge’s squishy body sucks in water to
clean itself and to filter feed.
• Filter Feeding
I have no
sucks food out
muscles so I
of the water.
can’t work
Mrs. Rice’s Third
Grade Class
By Mrs. Sheehan’s
Third Grade Class
• Paddle-like flippers help the
leatherback to swim to a
place to find food.
• These turtles have fat under
their skin to keep them warm
in cold water.
• Leatherbacks don’t have
teeth, instead they have
spikes in their throats which
keep their food down, so it
can’t get back up.
• A Nudibranch is a snail in the ocean.
• A Nudibranch can eat a jellyfish, and then use
the jellyfish poison to fight against a predator.
Ms. Schultz’s
Third Grade
Grade 4
• Komodo Dragons are huge reptiles that live on
the Island of Komodo.
• Some people on Komodo Island are hunting
because they are hungry.
• They are poaching the prey of the Komodo
Dragon. This starves the Komodo Dragon.
• Poaching is the illegal
hunting of
endangered animals.
Mrs. Rywalski’s
Fourth Grade
• People want to catch sea
creatures for food and
• People sometimes use
bleach to catch crabs and
• People used homemade fertilizer bombs to catch fish.
• These chemical fishing tools can destroy the coral reef
habitat and make it unlivable for other fish.
• This can affect humans because this kind of pollution can
make us sick, too!
Mrs. Funk’s Fourth
Grade Class
• The Emperor Angelfish is a
beautiful fish with brilliant
• Humans will catch this fish
to make a lot of money.
• Humans use poison to
catch the Angelfish. It can
kill the fish, the animals in
the coral reef and even the
• Do not use toxins to catch
a fish! By Mrs. Dominy’s
Fourth Grade Class
By Mrs. Skillington’s
Humans help sea turtles…
Fourth Grade Class
• By collecting litter
• By protecting baby turtle’s nesting areas
• By helping sick or injured sea turtles at
research centers.
• Mr. O’Neill takes
pictures and shares
them with the
world to teach
them how to take
care of the ocean.
Grade 5
• The Bobtail Squid needs the
bacteria to hunt its prey.
• The Bioluminescent Bacteria
glow like a flashlight. They
help the Bobtail Squid to go
hunting in the dark.
• The Bioluminescent Bacteria
live in the Bobtail Squid’s
stomach, and they get food
from the stomach. Mrs. Gunn’s 5th Grade
Symbiotic Animals
• The Decorator Crab and
the Strawberry
Anemone rely on each
other for food and
• The crab picks the
anemones and sticks
them on his back to
camouflage himself.
• The anemone get to
travel around to get a
lot more food.
Mrs. Soroka’s Fifth
Grade Class
Symbiotic Relationships =
• The Goby relies on the Alpheid Shrimp to dig
a safety hole where they can hide from
• The Alpheid Shrimp
relies on the Goby
to watch for
predators with its
excellent eyesight.
Mrs. Cutshall’s Fifth Grade Class
• The Clownfish and the Sea Anemone have a
symbiotic relationship.
• The Clownfish is protected because the Sea
Anemone stings its predators.
• The Sea Anemone is
protected from its
predator the
butterflyfish because
the Clownfish scares
them away.
By Mrs. Price’s Fifth Grade Class
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