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. 


Ocean Objects of Wonder

An unidentified earplug from the National Museum of Natural History collection. The light and dark layers come from a build up of keratin and lipids and can be used to estimate whale age. Credit: Megan Chen, NMNH As humans,...

Smallest Coral Species

The Turbinolia genus of coral was thought to be extinct and only seen in the fossil record. But when Smithsonian coral expert Stephen Cairns examined another coral specimen collected from 90 meters deep in the sands of the...

Endangered Ocean

From snails to whales, approximately 2,270 species are listed as endangered or threatened globally under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). Of the species that are listed, approximately 150 of them live in the ocean in U...

From Larvae to Adults – Finding Impacts of an Oil Spill on Mahi-Mahi

A school of mahi mahi (or dolphinfish). Credit: © Tony Ludovico By Emily Frost For a month during the summer of 2016, Lela Schlenker spent several hours in the dead of night watching mahi-mahi and waiting to catch them in...

Fishing for Mahi Mahi

The RECOVER (Relationships of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in fish for Validation of Ecological Risk) team fishes for wild mahi mahi to tag. A male and two females (none exposed to oil during the oil spill) were successfully...

Schooling Mahi Mahi

A school of mahi mahi (or dolphinfish).

Mahi Mahi With Tag

The tags record bits of information, like water temperature, depth and light level.