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. 


Coral Comeback

Diverse and beautiful, coral reefs have been in the ocean for almost 500 million years. They only make up one-tenth of one percent of the ocean floor, yet up to 25 percent of marine creatures rely on coral reefs for survival...

Ocean Optimism Video - Slow Down For Right Whales

Whaling, beginning in the 1600s, killed thousands of North Atlantic right whales and their tendency to feed at the ocean’s surface within 50 miles of shore made them easy targets. They were hunted so persistently that, by...

The Amazing Horseshoe Crab

There’s a lot more to a horseshoe crab than meets the eye. They are not even crabs and are actually more closely related to spiders and scorpions. They don’t have teeth or jaws, and they’re not venomous. Their tails might...

Sea Otters in Elkhorn Slough

A raft of sea otters grooming and resting after foraging.

Seagrass in Elkhorn Slough

Seagrass not only calms wave action along coastlines, but provides a nursery environment for young fish, and stores carbon.

Sea Hare in Elkhorn Slough

Sea hares, typically eaten by crabs in the Elkhorn Slough ecosystem, can continue to clean algal slime off seagrass when sea otters are present and consuming the crabs.

STREAMCODE – Planktonic Diversity of the Gulf Stream

A powerful ocean current, the Gulf Stream, transports warm seawater, nutrients and organisms from the Gulf of Mexico northward along the U.S. East Coast and across the North Atlantic up towards Europe. The movement of ocean...