Could a cure for cancer lie at the bottom of the ocean? Last month we took a Spanish research group to Cocos Island, along with certain spots along Costa Rica's coastline, in a quest to find marine molecules that could lead to potential cures for cancer.
The team was made up of 6 scientists interested in studying the marine molecules in deepwater wildlife – like sponges, tunicates and other invertebrates – that are habituated to extremely profound depths. These researchers suited up and explored depths of over 100m on Trimex gas; they also extensively used our DeepSee sub and its robotic arms for collecting samples. This effort was part of an extended 20-year cancer research project that we are thrilled to support!