Linda Kuhnz

Senior Research Technician

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1840


I am a marine biologist specializing in deep sea ecosystems. My work includes the identification of small animals that live in marine sediments (macrofauna), and larger invertebrates and fishes that live on the seafloor or just above it (megafauna). I conduct habitat characterization studies in benthic ecosystems using quantitative underwater video and seafloor samples. My current work in MBARI’s video lab entails identifiying deep-sea animals, evaluating behaviors, and documenting geological and habitat features in hundreds of hours of seafloor imagery each year. I also provide support to MBARI’s summer intern program and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s education programs.

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