Nearly 200,000 Marine Viruses Are Lurking In Our Oceans, And No One Knows Much About Them
On a global expedition, scientists made an astonishing discovery. According to Geek.com, they found roughly 200,000 types of marine viruses thriving beneath the surface. Microbes are tiny living things that make up more than half of the ocean’s biomass and most of its biodiversity. However, not much is known about the genetic information packets that replicate themselves inside other creatures, and why they lurk in oceans. With this large dataset, the scientists will most likely try to determine how these viruses replicate and their potential risk to other types of marine life.
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