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    C.O.W. #195 Geyser Diver_VOTING!

    C.O.W. #195 Geyser Diver VOTING.

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    Round #195 VOTING

    Topic: Geyser Diver


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    Last edited by Si_Swe; November 25th, 2010 at 01:37 AM.
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    Concept: geyser diver
    My idea of a geyser diver is an amphibious creature, loosely (or not so) based on axolotl. It has smooth, relatively streamlined body to aid diving and a propeller tail. Its not known for good eyesight, because who the heck can see with that much steam around anyway? To compensate, it has six long, supersensitive retractable tentacles to feel its way around. The gills on top of its back airs heat out from its body. Feeds on other hyperthermophilic organisms.

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    Concept: The Geyser Diver Shrimp of Gallagos
    The Geyser Diver Shrimp of Gallagos is one of the few living organisms to withstand extreme temperatures and sulfuric consistency of the water. This creature is an essential part of food chain. When the geyser activity is at its peak, thousands of these shrimp get thrown out on the surface providing an excellent food source for other inhabitants of this region.

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    Concept: Geyser Diver (whale trains)
    This creature gains speed from using the current and pressure of geysers to gain enough momentum to burst through the ground. It grabs its prey and pulls it into the lower sea levels until it has drowned. The blowhole suggests that similar to sea mammals on earth, their ancestors left the water, only to return. this could also mean they have always used geysers as their main transport. they are hostile and predatory. They are not known to travel in groups but no territorial fighting has yet be observed.

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    Geyser Diver

    The Gallagos Nephropidae: A lobster like creature that lives and spans the northern hemisphere of the moons crust. Spending most their lives feeding along the outskirt of the geyser fields, they are one of the few species of crustaceans that can withstand the immense heat and atmospheric pressure of the Gallagos' ocean floor. These water dwelling creatures use the radiating heat of the hydrothermal vents as incubators for their young.

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    Concept: Gallopanth

    Gallagos has little in the way of flora or fauna, and what does exist must be incredibly hardy to survive. All plants on Gallagos exist underwater, within its intensely heated geyser systems. The Gallopanth is the only creature on Gallagos known to leave the water itself, basking in the coolness provided by the shade from rock formations, and sustaining themselves on the oxygen carried from the water into the atmosphere during hydrothermic eruptions. The Gallopanth is blind, as all creatures on Gallagos are (for no creature's eyes could survive those tempuratures). Instead they find their way around using their sensitive tongues, which serve the double purpose of sifting out nutrients within the water, which they then feed into it's gaping maw. Gallopanths survive on a diet of water-borne nutrients, crustaceans in the geyser systems, and salts from the rocks on land which help build up their thick, rocky underbellies. A Gallopanth can survive in a Geyser for up to an hour, but even it's thick, leathery scales and rocky underbelly will not prevent it from dying if its own blood boils after too long in the hot watery environment. They will usually exit the water after about 45 minutes. Gallopanths range in size from 7-9 feet in length but have been known to grow up to 12 feet in certain areas of the Gallagos Geyser fields.
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    Concept: Gallagian Grelmaga

    The Gallagian grelmaga has an intricate system of bladders where it stores cool water from the surface, the water is then being pumped through its body by a secondary heart. This enables the grelmaga to keep its temperature at an even level when the creature is submerging in the geysers to feed. Their diet consist of a special type of algae that thrives in the hot boiling waters near the underwater geysers. Their huge snouts filled with teeth are used to fight off rivals and defend themself against enemies. The most spectacular thing about this species is that their young are bleak and colorless but after years of swimming in the hot geysers their skin becomes covered with a thick plaque of bacterias that will give them the most spectacular colors. Really old specimen are displaying insane patterns of colors. Fortunate for the grelmaga these bacterial coats will dry up and fall off when the animal no longer swims in the geysers, if it werent for that fact they would most likely be extinct due to trophy hunters.
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    ConceptWhipperSnapper

    The Whipper Snapper is a bottom feeder, they have a powerful overdeveloped jaw which gives them a rather disproportionate head that weighs them down hindering their swimming so they spend most of their time awaiting prey, luring them in with their glowing tentacles on the sea floor around the thermal vents, then once the prey is within range it pounces using the vents' jets for propulsion.

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    Concept: thermalis porpi


    the thermalis porpi lives in the underground tunnel system of gallagos, it does this because of its easy access to the extreme temperatures that it craves. it finds this temperature from the magma crevices that are exposed in the deep areas. once there, this creature has an ability to absorb extremely high temperatures, and in turn transfer it into life energy, making food unnecessary to sustain its life.

    occasionally they may absorb too much to handle. when doing this they immediately head to the surface holes (or geysers) and release their excess heat energy out into the surface. creating the powerful geysers over the surface of gallagos.

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    Concept: Geyser Diver

    The geyser diver is an odd creature. Its 'head' is largely hollow and contains layers of microscopic filters. It feeds by sticking its head into an errupting geyser, thus capturing a kind of lightweight shrimp that lives in the underground watere systems. It has no natural predators on the moon, which allowed the divers to evolve into slow, lumbering cratures that, being blind, must rely solely on their keen sense of smell.

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    Concept: [*COLOR=White]Glyzon[/COLOR]
    [/B]your-It Not strong enough to fly on its own, the gravity is weak enough on this planet that this creature can glide through the air using the hot steamy vapors from the geysers. Although large, the glyzon is harmless to most life forms as it feed by filtering micro-organisms out of the steam using specilized gill like system. The glyzon also processes luminescent organs running along its body to help find mates through the thick vapors that spray from the earth.
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    Concept: Sulphur Kite
    A native of the Gallagos Moon's extensive geyser fields, the Sulphur Kite is a hardy fish-like species, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. Its elongated pectoral fins and large tail allow it to glide through the powerful underwater thermal currents found deep beneath the geyser fields, in a manner similar to how a bird flies. Despite its somewhat fearsome appearance, the Kite is a filter feeder and only preys upon the tiny plankton which also call the geysers home.





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    Concept: The Colossal Worm of Gallagos
    This creature spends its entire life within the geyser with another worm, the largest of the pair will only ever partially leave the steaming water to capture prey. Like the common earth worm, the Colossal Worm bears both sex organs, but requires a mate to produce fertilized eggs. To lure its prey the creatures frequently breed, and will use their own eggs as bate. During geyser eruptions the worms release their eggs scattering them across the sounding rocks. When scavengers appear to feast upon these fresh eggs the dominant worm rises from the water, quickly strikes, and drags the prey to its death. However doing this is also very necessary to the species survival: As well as landing on the surrounding rocks, the eggs often land in other near by geysers. If the geyser is occupied by an existing pair of worms the egg will quickly be devoured. However when one of the pair dies the remaining worm will welcome a fertilized egg; Caring for it into adulthood, and providing the worm with a future mate to continue the cycle.

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    Concept: Fumusvorsus: The steam facer

    Incapable of flight but spending a great deal of its time airborne, the Fumusvorsus (Or steam facer) uses great skill and agility to glide from one geyser blast to the next, only returning to the water to rehydrate and breed.
    Not only do its airborne habits prevent it from overheating but also allow the steam facer to feast upon the numerous 'sulphur flies' that fill the skies above and around the geysers fields. The steam facer has adapted well to this task. It first using its changeable bright colours and scent to attract the flies and then, with the gracefulness of a dancer, slowly bringing around its sticky arms into the dense swarms to capture numerous prey.

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    "Gultarin"

    The Gultarin is a species of alien eel that resides on lunar, planet, and star based habitats that are rich in sulfur. The Gultarin uses the sulfur intake to help it's circulatory system which helps it maintain it's body temperature in the most extreme temperatures. This creature is aquatic and spends most of it's time jumping in and out of the space geysers they reside in, collecting food and mating. The Gultarin's behavior is similar to that of a dolphin jumping in and out of the water.

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