A new paper at Current Biology

A new paper written Yoav Lehahn and others (me included) was published just recently in Current Biology. It was titled: Decoupling Physical from Biological Processes to Assess the Impact of Viruses on a Mesoscale Algal Bloom. It deals with the impact of viruses on the demise of oceanic chlorophyll patch (identified by higher chlorophyll concentrations) in the North Atlantic ocean.

Map of surface chlorophyll from June 22, 2012 (day 174), emphasizing the phytoplankton patch as a distinct area of high chlorophyll concentration. Thick black lines mark the main attracting Lagrangian coherent structures from calculation of finite-size Lyapunov exponents. Thin black contour outline region of strong Chl gradient is used to define patch boundaries. Magenta diamonds mark the position of Argo floats used for extracting the mixed layer depth in the patch vicinity. Green diamonds mark the location of the sampling stations. Credit: Current Biology, Lehahn et al.
Map of surface chlorophyll from June 22, 2012 (day 174), emphasizing the phytoplankton patch as a distinct area of high chlorophyll concentration. Thick black lines mark the main attracting Lagrangian coherent structures from calculation of finite-size Lyapunov exponents. Thin black contour outline region of strong Chl gradient is used to define patch boundaries. Magenta diamonds mark the position of Argo floats used for extracting the mixed layer depth in the patch vicinity. Green diamonds mark the location of the sampling stations.
Credit: Current Biology, Lehahn et al.

The paper can be accesses at science direct
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The publication of the paper was accompanied by a series of articles in scientific websites:
Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Viruses take down massive algal blooms, with big implications for climate
Viruses Take Down Massive Algal Blooms, with Big Implications for Climate
Viruses Deflate Huge Algal Blooms at Sea
Viruses take down massive algal blooms, with big implications for climate
Decoupling Physical from Biological Processes to Assess the Impact of Viruses on a Mesoscale Algal Bloom.