Post-Event:Jawed Eel N/A
Next turn I’m going to have to rewrite descriptions from scratch, which is going to be a massive pain, so the next update might end up on the Monday or something.
Omatophores for Eye tentacles, 6+2+1>6
Bladed Flanges, 5+2+1>6
Sex Vote: Ocmale Egg Spears, 1+3+1=5
Killer Tube- Inpolypus Armatavagus
The Killer Tube has undergone a dramatic amount of change in the time that passed. First and foremost, a tentacle on both ends of the tube have split into a tentacle and a true ommatophore, giving it three tentacles and one ommatophore on either side of the tube. Although this has been associated with the loss of eyespots on its tentacles it is now capable of proper sight. This means it can see Eels approaching from either end of the tube. These eyes see in infrared, as light in the optical spectrum isn’t present in the sea due to the slime. The remaining tentacles have replaced the eyespots with sharp ceratin flanges along the ends of their tentacles. Because these sharp ridges tend to dull over time they are replaced over time. New ridges grow lower on the end of the tentacle and slowly move down before eventually falling off. This has given them a weapon to use against the Jawed Eel.
The Organism’s eggs have evolved into a spear shape, and the Ocmales are now capable of ejecting the eggs at high speeds by creating a water jet to propel the eggs. This originall evolved to save the eggs from predators in the Ocmale’s death throws, but alongside the change in shape the eggs have evolved a very hard exterior and barbs that only grow weak enough to break moments before hatching when a chemical change takes place.. The young Tube can quickly slash their way out and into the Eel carrying them resulting in the quick death of the Eel. The Tube’s can’t always make their way out of the Eel as they lack teeth or anything relating to meat consumption, but it does kill the eel and sometimes the Tube can make it out alive, but in these cases its easy prey until it finds a herd.
The Killer Tube can now adequately defend itself, and in some respects take advantage of the Jawed Eel, resulting in its population bouncing back. Jawed Eels still hunt lone Tubes and stragglers as they work to avoid Ocmales, but it is now sustainable predation.
Description: A Tube shaped organism that attaches to the sea floor and faces into the current to catch and eat random organic debris from dead algae and the like. Its body is supported by a hydrostatic skeleton that acts as a primitive open circulatory system. It has three tentacles on either end it uses to grab onto the ground and swim. These tentacles have bladed ridges that grow from the ends and move down before falling off as they dull. They have one ommatophore on either side. They have an incredibly sensitive touch and can discern food from non food by its texture. It has a central nervous system and basic intelligence. It has a trisexual reproductive system, that makes use of females to donate eggs, males with distinctive ridges to fertilise them and ocmales to carry the eggs to birth. They form herds, made of multiple females and males centered around an ocmale. The Ocmales can use their eggs as projectiles in emergencies. The eggs are spear-like, tough and barbed with a shell that only weakens moments before hatching so the eggs tend to survive the ejection and kill the host, but die not long after. It has a virus appendix that holds virus bacteriophages. The viruses act reminiscent of an immune system. This organ is also capable of randomly modifying the viruses to defeat new diseases.
Eye, Auto 6
Sex Vote:Beak , 3+3+1=7
Speckled Squid Fish- Signipolypus Maculosus
The Speckled Squid Fish has evolved simple eye spots across its body that are particularly tuned to noticing the distinctive shape of the Jawed Eel. When it does see it one, it immediately bolts and can generally move fast enough to escape, although it can run into obstacles or the like and fail to escape.
More Dramatically its mouth has evolved a hard ceratin beak that has allowed it to cut though the dense network of the Slime allowing them to eat with impunity. This massive influx of energy has resulted in a much faster reproduction and the organism lays many more eggs than before.
The Squid Fish is still being heavily predated by the Jawed Eel, but with the plethora of food available to them, they can generally reproduce fast enough for it to not matter.
Description: A fish-like organism with a small flagella-like tail it uses like a primitive rudder. Its mouth is surrounded by tentacles it uses to grab food and build nests. These tentacles can secrete a sticky glue used to build nests and anchor eggs. Using its chemoreceptors, it spits out non food debris. Its digestive system works as a makeshift circulatory system delivering nutrients throughout the organism. It has a central nervous system giving it a basic intelligence. It has hard exoskeleton covering its main body, which has a hydrodynamic shape. It is covered in Eyespots keyed to the Jawed Eel. It has a hard beak it uses to tear apart and eat Slime.
Long White Filter Tendrils, 4+2=6
Water Storage Organelles, 3+2=5
Stringy Coast Slime Slime- Mobilialga Aquaradix
The Stringy Coast Slime has begun to grow white tendrils that interweave with the overall mass and drop down into the water. These tendrils function both as roots, drawing various nutrients from the water for more efficient growth, and as a circulatory system that draws nutrients up and across the greater whole.
The basic cellular structure of the Slime has also changed to include a thicker cell wall and an organelle to prevent desiccation and allow the slime to grow up onto land. At the moment it can only cover the coastal areas around the sea because it can’t draw the necessary nutrition from land and relies upon the roots to draw it nutrients, but it has still increased its energy yield.
The Slime no longer threatens to totally block out the sun as the Squidfish tear holes in the Slime Mat, but they aren’t enough of them due to Eel predation to break apart the slime, only opening up temporary holes, allowing other life to flourish for a time.
As a side note, the Slime is basically one giant organism filled with competing sub structures. Evolution happens when one of the sub colonies dramatically out competes the others and replaces them.
Description: A green slimy mass that can be found across the surface of the Munr Sea. They grow in vast matted colonies. These Mats are dense and block out sunlight below. It is covered in small blackspots that it uses to detect light and move towards brighter areas. They photosynthesise for energy. They grow and divide rapidly. It is effectively one giant organism. It has white tendrils that draw nutrients from the water and transport them around the slime. It has thick cell walls and water storage organelles that allow it to grow on the coast.