Whales suffer effects of sunburn

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The Sun’s rays can “burn” whales’ skin, just like they can damage human skin, according to a team of researchers.

The scientists studied more than 150 whales in the Gulf of California.

By taking photographs and skin samples, the US and Mexico-based team found the whales had blisters that were caused by sun damage.

BBC News

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