Sunburned whales? Ozone hole could be culprit

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    LONDON  Some whale species off the Mexican coast are showing signs of severe sunburn that might be caused by the damaged ozone layer's decreased ability to block ultraviolet radiation, a new study concludes.

    The seagoing mammals would be particularly vulnerable to the sun damage in part because they need to spend extended periods of time on the ocean's surface to breathe, socialize, and feed their young. Since they don't have fur or feathers, that effectively means they sunbathe naked. … nvironment

    1. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know...  All I know is that I have a niece who looks like she's been beached for several years now.  I'm considering harpooning her and feeding the hungry of the world with the slabs. smile