MsPaint Speculative Biology
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ITT: Create an imaginary creature species, draw it in MsPaint, describe it in detail (where it lives, when it lives, what it's extant relatives are, etc). Have fun. Megafauna encouraged.
>Species: Northern Icebreaker
>Habitat: North polar ice cap, 50 million years hence
>Closest extant relative: Cachalots (sperm whales)
>Length: 52-76 meters
>Mass: 1,100-2,600 Tonnes
>Diet: Squid, Fish, Sharks, Pinnipeds (seals), Feminists
The Icebreaker gets its name from the unusual shape of its head which terminates to a highly fortified bony axe-like blade which it uses to slice through thick layers of glacial ice to breathe air and to ambush prey walking on the ice. In the future environment where this cetacean lives, ice sheets up to 20m thick at sea cover the northern hemisphere down to a latitude of 45 degrees year round. This animal is very well adapted for the frigid waters where it calls home, and struggles to maintain its core temperature in warmer waters. The Icebreaker's young are born live at about 25 meters and 60 tonnes. At birth the trademark bony blade is soft and cartilaginous to avoid slicing the mother's birth canal upon passage, within a year, it rapidly hardens to near Kevlar strength. Icebreakers have two well-developed melons on each side of the head, which give the whale a 270 degree sonar range; its eyes, which can be a meter across can fill in most of the remaining 90 degrees of perception. An adult icebreaker is truly a force to be reckoned with: its conical: its serrated teeth can be up to 3 meters high and weigh up to 800kg. It's massive jaws which can be fully 25m long and 10m across can bite a 50m ship in half, yet human sized prey is mostly ignored by adults. The enormous wing-like flippers can each be up to two thirds of the animal's total length, giving the animal ample hydrodynamic control surfaces for precision maneuvers.