New study shows whales can get sunburn

LOS ANGELES The huge creatures have to surface often to breathe and socialize. They don't have fur or feathers, so they're basically sun-bathing naked.

Photographs of whales off the coast of /*Mexico*/ show some have skin lesions.

A new study reports that whale skin samples show patterns of dead cells linked to sun damage. Lighter-skinned whales have the most damage.

Scientists think the thinning ozone layer is allowing more of the sun's UV rays to burn the whales.

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