Linda is a marine biologist specializing in deep sea habitats. Working on specific projects, primarily with the Barry and Smith labs, she conducts habitat characterization studies in benthic ecosystems using quantitative underwater video and seafloor samples. This 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). Over-arching 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. Linda also provides support to MBARI’s summer intern program and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s education programs.
M.S., Marine Science, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University
B.S., Marine Biology, Chemistry minor, San Jose State University