John Baptist

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NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories


Interviews with retired staff of NOAA Beaufort Lab, documenting their academic background, career path, research focus, and reflections on their work in the lab.  

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  • John grew up in Pennsylvania and received his Master’s degree in the early 1950s from Bucknell University
  • He worked for about five years in the early 1950s as an oyster biologist for the State of Maryland near Annapolis
  • He was hired as a fishery biologist with the Radiobiological Laboratory at the Beaufort Laboratory in 1955
  • Retired from the Beaufort Laboratory in 1975
  • John was 98 years old when he recorded this interview

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