Summary #318

Hundreds of thousands of viruses in oceans

bbc.com
  • Researchers from Ohio State University observed that around 200,000 types of viruses live in the oceans of our planet.
  • These viruses have adapted genetically to live in all oceans and can be located in areas that reach up to 4,000 meters deep.
  • The viruses found in the oceans influence the life of algae, plankton, fungi, bacteria, and can contaminate different marine species such as crustaceans and whales.
  • Most viruses have not been identified and their impact on the life of the oceans is just beginning to be known.

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