Blooms of the alga Emiliania huxleyi can cover thousands of square kilometers in the ocean.....until cells are lysed by the EhV virus. These relatively large double-stranded DNA coccolithoviruses lead to the rapid demise of E. huxleyi blooms. 

It was already known that EhV moves about in oceanic waters through diffusion, advection, and mixing. Now Sharoni et al have recently shown that EhV is distributed through ocean aerosols. Through a series of crafty laboratory experiments, they showed tha...
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