Howard Rosenbaum

It's no fluke that Howard Rosenbaum is wild about whales—especially the endangered right whales and humpback whales. He's a conservation biologist specializing in genetics who deeply cares about the future of these marvelous mammals. Howard often travels to Madagascar to study humpbacks. By using observation, photography, and DNA analysis, he learns how these whales are related.

Date of Birth: August 12, 1968
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Position: conservation biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the American Museum of Natural History
Education: B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Hamilton
Known for: studies of humpback whale and right whale populations

Image credits: main image: courtesy of Peter J. Ersts Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH.