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Fish With Skin Cancer? Melanoma-Like Lesions Seen In Australian Trout For First Time

Published 08/02/12
By LiveScience.com

The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eerily similar to the melanoma that plagues humans, researchers report Aug. 1. 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.

Link: Huffington Post

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