Humanlike skin cancer found in wild fish

(Photo: Michael Sweet, Newcastle University)

The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eerily similar to the melanoma that plagues humans, researchers reported Wednesday.

Coral trout living on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are directly beneath the Antarctic ozone hole, the world’s largest, which is the result of the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere that normally protects humans from harmful UV rays.

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