BUBBLE ARRAY (unclassified)

The bubble array is a bizarre aquatic creature, and one for which there is no suitable Terrestrial analog. Bubble arrays consist of a multitude of transparent spheres, clustered together to form a long trailing mass. A mature array can be almost 70 meters in length, consisting of a symmetrical assembly of spheres at the front that tapers into a long train of single interconnected bubbles at the end. The spheres range in size, with the anterior bubbles reaching almost a meter in diameter, and the tail bubbles as small as a quarter of a meter. The bubble membranes and the tissue-fluid amalgam filling them have almost the same incidence of refraction as seawater, and so the organism is virtually invisible from any distance greater than a few meters.

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