A whitetip reef shark with white spots and lesions, which may be linked to rising sea temperatures. Photo: Reuters A whitetip reef shark with white spots and lesions, which may be linked to rising sea temperatures. Photo: Reuters
A whitetip reef shark with white spots and lesions, which may be linked to rising sea temperatures. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia’s reef sharks suffer mystery skin condition that may be linked to rising sea temperature

  • Sharks with spots and lesions on their heads have been photographed off Sabah state on Borneo island
  • ‘We can almost certainly pin the warming ocean as having a role in what we are seeing,’ marine biologist said

Topic |   Climate change
A whitetip reef shark with white spots and lesions, which may be linked to rising sea temperatures. Photo: Reuters A whitetip reef shark with white spots and lesions, which may be linked to rising sea temperatures. Photo: Reuters
A whitetip reef shark with white spots and lesions, which may be linked to rising sea temperatures. Photo: Reuters
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