Emily Frost

Emily Frost is the Ocean Portal Managing Editor. One of her favorite diving experiences ever was seeing green sea turtles munching away on sea grass in the water off of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Emily's interest in the ocean started much earlier, when she was doing science fair projects that studied the movement of zooplankton, tiny animals that are moved through the ocean by currents. She was able to study these movements of zooplankton again while sailing and researching on the Corwith Cramer, a 134 foot tall ship, through the Sea Education Association. Emily linked her degree in aquatic biology from the University of California Santa Barbara to marine policy when she received her Master's in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School.

Emily loves communicating information about the ocean and its connections to humans to the public. She worked on outreach and communications for the Lenfest Ocean Program and the Ocean Science Division of the Pew Environment Group where her main focus was sharing scientific information with policymakers. Emily has also worked on various outreach and policy projects at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, the National Aquarium and at the non-profit, Oceana. 

 

Celebrate Earth Day by Thinking of the Ocean

NOAA Corps Captain John Adler shows a budding ocean scientist how to deploy his school's adopted drifter. Credit: NOAA The surface of the Earth is 71% water, so we should celebrate the ocean this Earth Day. This Earth Day on...

NOAA's Adopt a Drifter Program

NOAA is working with students across the globe to place floating buoys throughout the ocean through their Adopt a Drifter Program . The buoys will drift with the help of ocean currents and record the sea surface temperature...

Our Ocean Planet - Earth Day 2012

This Earth Day 2012 remember to think of the ocean. On 'Earth' Day usually the land comes to mind, but the surface of the Earth is 71% water. So on Sunday, think of what you can do on an everyday basis to help our Planet...

Phoenix and Her Calf Sighted in February 2012

Phoenix, the North Atlantic right whale whose replica hangs from the ceiling of the Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History, was sighted with a calf off of Amelia Island in Florida on February 22, 2012...

Polar Bear Mother and Cub

The polar bear ( Ursus maritimus ) is found in the Arctic and classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This marine mammal can swim more than 30 miles when sea ice has receded due to warm...

Longspine Seahorse

The longspine seahorse ( Hippocampus histrix ), named for the spines covering its body, has a long snout and eyes that move independently of each other. Like other seahorses, the male carries the eggs and gives birth. Check...

Laysan Albatross with a Chick

The Laysan albatross ( Phoebastria immutabilis ) breeds mainly in Hawaii and other Pacific islands where male and female pairs will incubate their egg for nine weeks. The pair participates in an elaborate courtship dance...

Arm Bone Fossil of an Ancient Toothed Whale

Nick Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, holds an arm bone from a "toothed" mysticete from Vancouver Island. This is the second specimen found at this locality...

Nick Pyenson excavating toothed whale fossils

Nick Pyenson, the Smithsonian Natural History Museum's curator of marine mammal fossils, is back in the field excavating a fossil whale in Canada. What's special about this fossil is that it's the ancient ancestor of a...

Tagging and Tracking Animals Underwater

“Manta rays sometimes approach divers; an up-close encounter with such a huge, peaceful animal is unforgettable!” -- Nature's Best photographer, Deborah Smrekar. Equipment Used to Capture the Shot: Nikon D70; 12-24mm; 1/100...

Tagging a Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback sea turtles ( Dermochelys coriacea ) are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The primary threats to leatherbacks are interactions with fisheries and the harvesting of their...

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