How Many Humpbacks Existed in the North Atlantic? (1 of 3) (image) Wildlife Conservation Society Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions One-time use only. Must include the following credit: Salvatore Cerchio/Wildlife Conservation Society Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.