John Hunt (oceanographer)
John M. Hunt was a geologist, chemist, and oceanographer. He worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. Established in 1930, it is the largest independent oceanographic research...

 beginning in 1968. His specialty was petroleum geochemistry
Petroleum geochemistry
Petroleum geochemistry is the application of chemical principles to the study of the origin, migration, accumulation, and alteration of petroleum.... Petroleum is generally considered oil and natural gases having various compounds composed of primarily hydrogen and carbon. They are usually...

, and he wrote the standard textbook Petroleum Geochemistry and Geology.
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