MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: can pegiuns get skin cancer?

Date: Tue Oct 12 09:36:15 1999
Posted By: Gabriel Harris, Grad student, Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 938479531.Zo

Most mammals, including penguins, can develop cancer in a number of 
organs, including the skin.  I would say that it is unlikely for penguins 
to develop skin cancer, however.  This is because direct exposure of bare 
skin to sunlight is what generally causes skin cancer.


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