Dr. Ellen Prager

Marine scientist and author, loves to spend time in, on, and under the water, write, and dream about having sea creature skills like Tristan Hunt and his friends.

Ellen is an avid ocean swimmer, scuba diver, snorkeler, kayaker, and loves to hike and play outdoors! She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Some of Ellen’s previous and very cool jobs:

Faculty scientist at Sea Education Association, teaching oceanography on shore and aboard tall sailing ships (www.sea.edu).

Chief Scientist at Aquarius Reef Base, world’s only operating undersea research station, Ellen has done two missions living underwater for up to two weeks (http://aquarius.fiu.edu).

Associate Director of a small marine laboratory on Lee Stocking Island in the Bahamas.

Assistant Dean at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.rsmas.miami.edu)

Researcher for the U.S. Geological Survey (www.usgs.gov)

On-air expert for NBC News

She is now the science advisor for Celebrity Cruises ship Xpedition in the Galapagos Islands, a Safina Center Fellow and a freelance writer and consultant!!!