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for Coastwatch Vol. 17 Issue 5, May 1990
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Horseshoe crabs have a very unique quality in their blood. This quality may allow scientists to cure any number of diseases. As it is, the blood of a horseshoe crab is used to test medicines and vaccines before they are sold.
Sharks seem to have a unique quality in their cartilage proteins which inhibits the growth of tumors. Research is currently being done to discover if this could be a possible solution to cancer.
There are many possible uses for creatures and materials found under the sea. These materials could mean great strides in medical advances.