COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Viruses take down massive algal blooms, with big implications for climate
Description: Humans are increasingly dependent on algae to suck up climate-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sink it to the bottom of the ocean. Now, by using a combination of satellite imagery and laboratory experiments, researchers have evidence showing that viruses infecting those algae are driving the life-and-death dynamics of the algae's blooms, even when all else stays essentially the same, and this has important implications for our climate. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 8/21/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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