Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society
Caption: A humpback whale surfaces to breathe in the Atlantic Ocean off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. A consortium of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Stanford University, the American Museum of Natural History, and others have conducted a wide-ranging genetic study to determine just how many humpback whales existed in the North Atlantic before whaling.
Credit: Salvatore Cerchio/Wildlife Conservation Society
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