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A boat, the Tara, sailing past an island in Patagonia, Chile
Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes
Projects aimed at collecting big data about the ocean’s tiniest life forms continue to expand our view of the seas.
Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes
Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes

Projects aimed at collecting big data about the ocean’s tiniest life forms continue to expand our view of the seas.

Projects aimed at collecting big data about the ocean’s tiniest life forms continue to expand our view of the seas.

marine viruses
Researchers Discover the Largest Virus in the Oceans Yet
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020 | 4 min read
The ChoanoVirus genome codes for rhodopsin, perhaps giving its choanoflagellate host extra energy-harvesting capabilities.
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2016 | 2 min read
An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments. 
Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 21, 2014 | 3 min read
Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.
Contributors
Kate Yandell | Jul 1, 2013 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the July 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Sea Bugs
Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | Jun 30, 2013 | 1 min read
Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.
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