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Therapies for Some of the World’s Deadliest Diseases May Be at the Bottom of the Sea

Sea sponges contain unique chemical cocktails that produce bacteria with healing potential

Illustration by Carolyn Figel

CCompared to many other ocean creatures around Alaska — from sea stars to flashy corals — the Latrunculia austini sea sponge is a drab specimen. The size of a golf ball with…

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