Toni Frohoff

Toni Frohoff is a wildlife behavioral biologist specializing in marine mammals for more than 30 years.  She is currently the staff scientist for cetaceans and elephants for In Defense of Animals, and the Executive Founder and Executive Director of Terramar Research

Her M.S., Ph.D., and subsequent research have focused on behavior, stress and wellbeing of cetaceans in captivity and in the wild, and on human-cetacean interactions and psychology.

Toni has co-authored two books on cetaceans (most recently Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication), and has contributed numerous scientific papers and presentations, along with chapters in over a dozen books and encyclopedias. She lectures widely, and her work has been featured in documentaries and on television, radio and in the printed media.

She has served on task forces, boards, and committees and her work for government and non-profit agencies has contributed to the revision and implementation of management and legislation protecting marine mammals in captivity and in the wild in more than a dozen countries. She is also a member of the advisory team to Merlin Entertainment in Europe for its proposal to retire bottlenose dolphins to a sea pen sanctuary.