From Land to Sea; Embracing a Renewable FutureHarry T Whelan*, Heather Annis and Phillip Guajardo
Medical College of Wisconsin 8701 W, Watertown Plank Rd, CCC 540 Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Harry T Whelan
Medical College of Wisconsin8701 W, Watertown Plank Rd
CCC 540 Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 18, 2014; Accepted date: March 24, 2014; Published date: April 05, 2014
Citation: Whelan HT, Annis H, Guajardo P (2014) From Land to Sea; Embracing a Renewable Future. J Biotechnol Biomater S6:003. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.S6-003
Copyright: © 2014 Whelan HT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The authors discuss the ever increasing role of biological renewable resources in energy, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals; specifically those potentially available deep within the oceans. They provide a list of products already gleaned from this vastly untapped marine environment; discuss the innovations in technology required to effectively explore and prospect the deeper reaches of the ocean; expose the impressive contribution to the economy; and expound the paramount importance of protecting the oceans to ensure the future. Already many new proteins, enzymes, and pharmaceuticals are being developed from the fauna and flora of the forests and relatively shallow economic zones of the ocean. With much of the ocean still an unexplored frontier, the authors hope to promote increased interest in research and development in this arena.