Humpback Whale Breaches (image) PLOS Caption A humpback whale breaches off American Samoa, a study site in the South Pacific. One of the sources of samples in this study was skin shed by breaching whales. Image was taken by CCS under NOAA permit 774-1714 and the approval of the Government of American Samoa. Credit Amy Apprill Usage Restrictions Amy Apprill 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.