May 2, 2019

Scientists Map 5,000 New Ocean Viruses

“When you first begin looking at new data like this, it’s like landing on Mars and looking around for the first time, but a Mars with little critters never described before staring back at you,” said Melissa Duhaime, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology & CCMB affiliated faculty member, commenting on the discovery of nearly 200,000 kinds of ocean viruses.

"In the few decades since viruses were first found in the oceans, scientists have only been able to identify a handful of species. A new survey has uncovered nearly all the rest." - Read More at Quanta Magazine