Midgard - Key Sea Life Picture

These are the most significant multicellular, unicellular and vegetative life forms that live in the seas of Midgard. Although they have key roles in the environment, they greatly contributed to the rise of the civilization that is the Midgardians.

Common Fisk
A succesful swimmer thanks to its streamline body and its wide diet of different plants. They gather in shallow waters once a year to breed in great numbers. They are hunted by many other larger fisks and the Midgardians.

Bloated Fisk
Normally, these small fisks are elongated as they feed on the sea floor. When they sense a predator nearby, they engulf themselves in water and drop to the ground. This not only make them seem bigger than normal, but allow them to hide amongst the Myrrs.

Possibly named after the resin of small thorn trees
Simple algae that can succesfully grow on a stone and even absorb nutrients from it, toughening their own structures.

Named after the great Norse Sea Serpent
Growing up to 3 metres long, it is the longest predator of Midgard's sea. The tentacles on its face are armed with sharp teeth that tears prey apart. Like sharks, they tend to keep their thick dorsal fin above water as they hunt near the surface. They can even leap high above water and catch flying animals to eat, such as Beach Disks. Females give birth to a single pup, which are immediately independant.

Bluff Fisk
The dorsal fin on these herbivores is the same size as the one on a Jormungandr. They are also surface feeders, and to prevent flying predators from grabbing them, they camouflage as a larger more dangerous predator.

Name origin unknown
A tough plant that grows on sandy sea beds. In the center of its photosynthetic strands, there is a large spiked ball. It is too large to act as a sticky seed, so it is presumed to acts as protection from herbivores.

Valkyrie Braids
This plant has all its strands tied in knots, making it harder for animals to eat them. On the tip of each are buds of sticky seeds that latch onto the gills of passing fisks.

Grim Svot
This kelp has red and yellow leaves, making it look like an underwater flame. The researcher who named this plant has sadly passed away, so its name origin is also unknown.

German for Sail
Due to some early confusion, this wide plant has received a german name rather than a finnish one. However, as of May 13 2013, the name remains intact because it was appealing to researchers. The origin of this plants design is actually to protect its seeds from shifting sand and mud. The larger membrane acts more like a barrier than a sail, although Midgardians harvest that plant to build rafts.

Spöke Cellen
Ghost Cell in Swedish
Another organism that received its name in a non finnish language. These translucent single celled organisms can grow up to 30 centimeters long and they hunt fisks. Many fisks don't see the attack coming due to their silent approaches. They are guided entirely by scent.

Named after the giant cephalopod from Norse mythology, these single cells are even more fearsome than the Spöke Cellen. Their many shape shifting "tentacles" can wrap around several organisms at one and crush them by tightening their structures. Prey is then passed along to the front where it is consumed whole. They feed not only on fisks but on other single celled organisms, but usually on a smaller scale.

Orca Fisk
Named after our very own Killer Whale, these small predators have the ideal body pattern to remain camouflaged. The black top part prevents prey from above to notice them, while the white bottom prevents predators below some noticing them. They are only 50 centimetres long and usually hunt baby fisks.
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