TIL that one millilitre of sea water can contain up to ten million virus particles. That volume of sea water may also contain a million bacteria whereas sea sediment and soil can contain up to a billion virus particles per cubic centimetre.

Read more: https://www.nature.com/articles/ismej2013214

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  1. Maths: so the bigger no contains less.

    1cm3 = 1000mm3

    So 1billion per cm3 = 1million per mm3

    So sea water had more viruses than sediment.

    I hate articles that compare things using different metrics.

    I don’t know if it’s just laziness or an attempt to mislead.

    This one looks like laziness.

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