George Matsumoto

Senior Education and Research Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Adopt-a-Float Coordinator
Office Phone
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing CA 95039


Ecology and biogeography of open ocean and deep sea organisms; Functional morphology, natural history, and behavior of pelagic and benthic organisms; Systematics and evolution of ctenophores and cnidarians (molecular phylogeny)


As the senior education and research specialist at MBARI, Dr. Matsumoto's role involves several different projects: seminar coordinator, summer internship coordinator, distance education, links between the research institute and other partners, and other projects. Please see MBARI's educational resources page for links.

Dr. Matsumoto is  interested in the open ocean and deep sea communities with particular emphasis on invertebrates. He is also very committed towards education at the undergraduate and graduate level.