Whales can get sunburned too?

CC Image from Wikipedia

CC Image from Wikipedia

By: Abby B.

Did you know whales can get sunburned too? They have great ways of avoiding it though. Researchers went to the gulf of California and took skin from sperm, fin, and blue whales. They did skin biopsies on the species. Whales have a large number of special proteins in their cells which help them from the heavy amount of UV radiation. Other whales tanned before so they don’t burn as bad. (Read more…)


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