Ami Una Frappier

Marine Expert and Conservationist

Ami Una is an expert on marine life and, when she is not educating children on the oceans and their many wonders, she enjoys any underwater activity as KMCC’s resident Mermaid! Karen and Ami are developing an exciting education program relating to sea life conservation which will be delivered in a series of lectures and fun, interactive games to educate children and adults on the importance of our underwater ancestors and ocean friends. Ami is also a conservationist and is producing a series of educational videos for elementary aged students called “Una’s Laguna”. She has traveled extensively researching sea life and has given talks and presentations around the world. Ami has worked with NOAA and NASA on marine mammal research to better understand the oceans and their inhabitants. Early in her career she was a research assistant at EPCOT, in The Living Seas, working on a Dolphin Cognition Program teaching Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins how to use an artificial language to communicate.  She was then hired for a second time as an intern in EPCOT's Aquarium department. Spending time in the aquarium at EPCOT, in The Living Seas, one of the biggest indoor aquariums in the world, Ami was responsible for maintaining the tank and it’s 5000 inhabitants. Her duties included hand feeding sharks, tarpon, sea turtles, manatees, goliath grouper, saw fish, sting rays and many, many more, as well as giving educational talks to the public about the ocean and the conservation of such a precious resource.