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Humpback Whale Breaches

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

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