So I woke at 4 AM last night wondering:
With 10,000,000 viruses per ml of seawater, why aren’t there organisms that eat viruses?
It’s still viruses, but it was as close to waking up at 4 AM not thinking about COVID as I’ve come in five months and it was really nice.
Now there are virophages, but I’m not convinced that they count.
But I just did a bit of googling, and sponges (the animals) seem to remove viruses from seawater, and may (?) even be eating them. That’s badass.
Can anyone tell me more?