Microbial Mysteries: Linking Microbial Communities and Environmental Drivers

Deep Ocean Viruses – Video Update

Thom Hoffman / SOI
Mar. 29 2019

Microorganisms in the dark ocean are critical to keeping the ocean healthy. “It is these viruses that we know next to nothing about and that I am here to study. I think hydrothermal vents host some of the most diverse ecosystems [on Earth].”

Karthik Anantharaman guides us into a beautiful (and mostly unknown) world: take a look into the riddles of these misunderstood microorganisms of the dark ocean, which are critical to keeping the ocean healthy. “I want people to associate viruses with the health of the ocean…. they are more abundant than all other biology by orders of magnitude.”

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