Bachelor of Science, Bishops U., Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada Master of Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1964.
Chemist, Windsor Mills (Canada) Paper Company, 1954-1955; assistant chemist, Macdonald College of McGill University, 1955-1958; biologist, Zoological Society San Diego, 1963-1966; assistant professor, U. Rhode Island, Narragansett, 1966-1971; associate professor, U. Rhode Island, Narragansett, 1971-1978; professor, U. Rhode Island, Narragansett, since 1978. Director Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory, Narragansett, 1976-1997.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, ASLO, Oceanography Society, American Society Mammalogists, Saunderstown Yacht Club (Board of Governors 1974-1987, commodore 1985-1987).
Married Joan Elaine Johnstone, July 6, 1957. Children: Diana Jane, John Edward Quinton.