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Medical research suggests that novel compounds from the deep sea hold tremendous promise for treating human disease, highlighting the need to protect the fragile deep ocean bottom from destructive fishing practices like bottom trawling.

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OUTLINE

  • Executive Summary
  • Deep Sea Biodiversity and the Threat of Bottom Trawling
  • Cancer-fighting Compounds from The Deep
  • Other Promising Deep Sea Pharmaceuticals
  • Deep Sea Corals in Bone Grafting and Collagen Substitution
  • New Research on Deep Sea Microbes
  • Conclusion

last revised 3/3/2005

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