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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Biologist Richard "Dick" Backus examines swordfish specimens in his WHOI laboratory, circa 1956. More than five decades later, Backus is still identifying the ocean's bounty of life as a scientist emeritus at WHOI and the curator emeritus of the herbarium at the Marine Biological Laboratory/WHOI Library. (Photo by Jan Hahn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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