The Navy Is Growing Increasingly Interested In Harvesting Melanin For Military Applications

"Melanin is a pigment ubiquitous in nature and is found in all types of living organisms. Due to its unique physicochemical properties, high biocompatibility and biostability, there has been a rapidly increasing interest in the use of melanin for bioelectronic, biomedical and theranostic applications." - Vibrio Natriegens Production Of Melanin For Chemical Protective Materials - Naval Research Laboratory (2018)