Synopsis by Alice Day
Just as new medicines have been derived from sources in remote rain forests, so might effective pharmaceuticals emerge from the depths of the ocean. An amazing 90 percent of all life exists in the sea, and scientists are only beginning to study the creatures whose physiological makeup might harbor substances to help fight human illnesses. The Blue Revolution: The Healing Sea: Life Under Water offers a look at the almost infinite possibilities of the oceans as a resource for advances in medicine and the treatment of disease.
conservation, ecology, economy, oceanography, sea, sea-life