Imagine a new planet is found that is one huge ocean. There is no life at all in this enormous empty ocean world.

Imagine a new planet is found that is one huge ocean. There is no life at all in this enormous empty ocean world.

How would you stock it? In what order? Would you build an ocean of fish? Cephalopods? Crustaceans? Mammas?

How would you do it? What would your ecosystem consist of?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Slime molds

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only Plankton, preferably the smallest ones, eventually we should see giant ones emerging

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      You do know plankton also means the microscopic larvae of giant fish, octopi and many other large-bodied marine organisms right?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, but plankton doesn't mean all kinds of plankton, and the ones that turn into not so small things as adults obviously don't classify as the "smallest ones"

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't bother. With no useable land, it's worthless.

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >hock a loogie into the lifeless ocean
    >see what kind of monstrosities eventually evolve from it

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Probably none, to be honest. That sample will dilute and thus all of the food/useful bits that the microorganisms within it could eat will dilute with it. The conditions of the ocean they're in are also likely to be deadly to things that survive in your mouth, due to salinity differences and such.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How would you stock it?

    with a lot of chicken leftovers, imagine a planet covered in chiken broth

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    plankton in first, including algae and all the other microscopic bullshit
    then marine plants that live under the surface, macroalgae like kelp, and corals
    then worms
    next crustaceans and arthropods, minus barnacles, whale lice, and other parasites
    echinoderms and non coral cnidarians in
    then marine molluscs
    all bony fish and elasmobranchs that only live in the ocean are up next
    manatees and dugongs can come on in
    all fully aquatic sea snakes are welcome
    next I frick it all up by introducing red mangroves to particularly shallow areas
    if they somehow are able to settle down, sprout, thrive, and catch enough sand/soil to start building islands, I give em a few decades then add coconuts, black mangroves, white mangroves, then various other dune plants such as sea oats, beach apples, sea grapes, etc.
    once islands start to really take off I can go back and add sea turtles, seabirds, and maybe both extant marine crocodiles

    Cetaceans are bullshit, marine iguanas probably couldn't hack it vs. manatees and dugongs, and I also would like to see how terrestrial life develops without four footed animals running things; the sea snakes and birds will have to figure things out. Otters, pinnipeds, mangrove monitors, and polar bears are too straightforward. The crocs maybe get a chance because I'm hoping they go in the other direction and become fully marine, but if they start getting too comfy in terrestrial niches then they're out. I worry a bit about the sea turtles potentially returning to land, if they start fricking with weirdo bird snake world then I'll have to remove them too.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you allow us access to space age tech, I'd like to genetically engineer a serpent that's longer than a blue whale. Put some real horrors onto that planet.

      I like your idea of mangroves. However, I'd add in giant squids and some whales too.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >sharks and jellyfish
    🙂

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ocean world
    how deep ocean is?
    is it salt or fresh water?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing but ocean, and the salinity will depend on depth and be in shells.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Nothing but ocean
        how deep it is you moron

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          15 times the volume of all of the earth's oceans.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he asks for depth
            >give him a volume
            holy frick I love you

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          VERY DEEP

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The smartest breed of octopus and their main food sources.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    the ocean is the organism

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    A single massive colony of hamsters in a giant underwater dome.

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Toxic waste.

    We have to dump it somewhere and business will pay handsomly for me to take it off their hands.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      best and most based answer
      also, if its drinkable water you might wanna sell some of it to earth before dumping shit in it

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    My sperm.

  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    move all sperm whales from earth into that new planet

  15. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    If the water is anoxic you can't stock it with anything.

    Also, chances are the salt content doesn't match earth's ocean anyway.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      That’s why you add phytoplankton first dumb dumb

  16. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >one huge ocean
    Put in a single goldfish and give it an unlimited amount of food. Keep this up until we find out how big a goldfish can get.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats a carp

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Goldfish ARE carp.

  17. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sediment and water from the Great Salt Lake.

  18. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mammals in artificial habitats which shouldn't be a problem because it's a space colony
    I don't care about aquatic "life"

  19. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only invertebrates. I wanna see what kind of weird fricked up bug fish take to the water column this time

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      jellyfish, plankton and worms. it would be really interesting to see what kind of life could evolve in an enviroment kinda similar to precambrian earth. like, would vertebrates evolve? would we get arthropods? would jellyfish dominate and just take over?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Be prepared to get fish anyway.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        If we get these things to be the size of tuna ill still consider that a succesful fricked up bug fish acquisition

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Many fishes, many fishes...

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >venus girdle
            i love it immediately

  20. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dolphins. Lots of dolphins.
    Frick I love dolphins.

  21. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    a betta fish

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you aren't keeping your betta fish in a tank with at least 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers of water you are neglecting it

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

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