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Images: A 'WHOI Way' of Doing Things

George Tupper came to work at WHOI in 1967 after an eight-year career in the U.S. Air Force and experienced a culture shift in how work was done. (Terry Joyce, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Since George Tupper "retired" in 2001, he remained a casual employee of WHOI and has participated in some 40 research cruises. (Terry Joyce, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Over his nearly 40-year career at WHOI, research associate George Tupper has developed, maintained, and operated many different types of oceanographic instruments, inclucing the CTD, which stands for "conductivity-temperature-depth." It measures seawater temperature and salinity through the water column. (Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

A fogbow—an Arctic meteorological phenomenon—hovers over George Tupper aboard the Swedish icebreaker Oden. Tupper took part in a research cruise in 2007 to search for hydrothermal activity beneath the polar ice cap. (Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

George Tupper (center) was a workhorse during round-the-clock CTD operations aboard the 2007 expedition to the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean. (Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)