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Researchers identify bacteria and viruses ejected from the ocean
May 24, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Certain types of bacteria and viruses are readily ejected into the atmosphere when waves break; others less so, researchers reported May 22. A team of chemists, oceanographers, microbiologists, geneticists and pediatric medicine specialists are attempting to understand how far potentially infectious bacteria and viruses can travel and if those that pose the greatest risks to public health are among those most likely to escape the ocean.Full Story
University of California, San Diego
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