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. 

 

Narwhals Breaching

Narwhals ( Monodon monoceros ) are a type of toothed whale, best known for their long unicorn-like tusk. The tusk is normally found on male narwhals and is actually a tooth. Narwhals usually live in groups of two to ten and...

Sperm Whale Shows His Teeth

A male sperm whale feeding near the surface. Sperm whales are a toothed whale , rather than a baleen whale , and are found throughout the world's oceans.

Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP)

Smithsonian researchers are using this five-person submersible to study the biodiversity of the deep reefs of Curaçao in the southern Caribbean. Credit: Substation Curacao About DROP DROP is a multidisciplinary Smithsonian...

Baird's Beaked Whales

The Baird's beaked whale is a species of toothed whale. Most toothed whales (which also include dolphins, killer whales and porpoises) live in social groups called pods. Read more about toothed whales in our toothed whale...

Common Dolphin and Calf

Toothed whales, like this common dolphin ( Delphinus delphis ) and its calf, live in social groups called pods. The mother and calf form a pair that shares a long-term bond. Read more about toothed whales with our fact sheet.

Humpback Whale Breaching

Breaching is a behavior seen in some baleen whales, where they launch their entire body out of the water headfirst and land with a large splash.

Squid Facts

Squid are soft-bodied marine invertebrates. They are distinguished by their elongate, tubular body or mantle and long arms. Squid are cephalopods closely related to octopods, and they belong to the same phylum as snails and...

Jellyfish Facts

Jellyfish are marine invertebrates that are distinguished by their gelatinous bell shaped bodies. Most jellyfish have long tentacles. Jellyfish belong to three classes, Scyphozoa (true jellyfish), Hydrozoa (jellyfish look...

Tusk Shell Hermit Crab

When this tusk shell was brought up from the deep reef, it was a surprise when a hermit crab poked out! Notice the hermit crab's large claw that it can use to tightly cover the shell opening when it retracts into the shell...

Tan Sea Urchin

This tan urchin, Conolampas sigsbei , is one of only two known deep-sea urchins that cover their tops with small rocks and shells. Many shallow species cover themselves for reasons that have been determined experimentally...

Sea Toad Specimen from Caribbean

A year in the waiting! During the summer of 2011, DROP researchers almost caught a sea toad off of Curaçao . However, when the sub crew tried to collect the sea toad with the sub's suction tube, the fish inflated itself with...

Collections from Curaçao

During the 2012 field season of the Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) in Curaçao, Smithsonian scientists collected many specimens with the help of the Curasub . Prospective new species were caught on almost every dive as...

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