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Item #: SCP-4189

Object Class: Keter

特別収容プロトコル: 衛星監視システムはグレートバリアリーフ北部におけるサンゴまたは地形に関する如何なる異常も報告することになっています。SCP-4189が確実に発見されたならばアナログ式魚雷が対象に向けて発射され、生き延びたSCP-4189の破片は再収容したのち最寄のサイトまで移送されます。

説明: SCP-4189はグレートバリアリーフに所在する、半径およそ450mの知性あるサンゴのコロニーです。

SCP-4189 is composed of over 100 various species of coral. Additionally, many sections of coral are in fact hybrids of two or more coral species, despite most of these hybrids being ordinarily considered biologically impossible. These hybrid polyps, which grow irregularly across SCP-4189, are composed of a mix of cells of the various species. SCP-4189 polyps are lined with chromatophores (similar to those of cephalopods) and neuron-like structures that link them to the rest of the colony, creating a singular hive-mind.SCP-4189は100種を越えるサンゴから構成されます。またサンゴの大部分は実際には2種類以上のサンゴの交雑種であるものの、これら交雑種の大半は本来生物学的には考えられない代物です。これら交雑種のポリプは各種の細胞が混合する形で構成されており、SCP-4189の各所で不規則に成長しています。SCP-4189のポリプには色素胞(頭足類のものに類似)及びそれらをコロニーの他部分に接続するニューロン様の構造が並び、単一の集合精神を作り出しています。

SCP-4189 is capable of influencing the surrounding water through various means; these include altering the local pH, absorbing or releasing dissolved minerals, influencing the reproduction rate of plankton, and creating localized areas of colder or warmer water. Due to these manipulations, SCP-4189 has cultivated an unusually diverse ecosystem surrounding it, with as many as 350 species of sea creature living within it.SCP-4189は様々な手段を通して周囲の水に影響を与えることが可能です。これには局所的なpHの変動、溶解ミネラルの吸収/放出、プランクトンの生殖率への干渉、局所的な冷たい/温かい水域の作成が含まれます。これらの操作によってSCP-4189はその周囲に異常に多様な生態系を育んでおり、その内には350種にも渡る海棲生物種が生息しています。

When a new species enters SCP-4189's vicinity, SCP-4189 will sprout a larger polyp, and use it to consume a member of the new species. Radioisotope testing shows the biomass of the animal is completely disseminated through SCP-4189's polyps. Once this occurs, SCP-4189 exerts a limited control over members of that species in proximity to it. Human divers subject to SCP-4189's influence report SCP-4189 communicating with them telepathically.新たな種がSCP-4189付近に侵入すると、SCP-4189は大型のポリプを生やし、それを用いて新種の個体を摂食します。核医学検査はその動物のバイオマスがSCP-4189のポリプ全体に完全に散在していることを示します。これが発生すると、SCP-4189は近隣にいるその種の個体に対する限定的な制御能力を発揮します。SCP-4189の干渉下にあるヒト潜水士は、SCP-4189はテレパシーを用いて会話してくると報告します。

SCP-4189 shares sensory input with controlled creatures. When either the creature or SCP-4189 is disturbed, SCP-4189 changes color to orange and purple, then dispatches other organisms to attack the intruder.

SCP-4189 is growing at a rate of approximately 1 square meter per week. SCP-4189's growth is suppressed mainly by the recent proliferation of crown-of-thorns starfish who feed on it and other coral. Analysis suggests that the toxins present in the spines of these starfish disrupt SCP-4189's control, preventing it from deploying predators to consume the starfish.

Addendum - 06/19/2018: During a routine use of underwater REGGIE drones1 to eliminate crown-of-thorns starfish from nonanomalous coral reefs approximately 0.3 km away, a drone malfunctioned and sank to the bottom, whereupon a group of cuttlefish brought it to SCP-4189.

SCP-4189 ingested the drone with one of its polyps, and changed colors erratically for several minutes. During this time, many of the animals under its control experienced severe seizures. Following this, SCP-4189 became inert, and the surviving fish ceased symptoms and left the area.

52 hours later, SCP-4189 reactivated, violently ejecting its polyps and growing new ones. These new polyps emitted a radio signal that caused all REGGIE drones in the area to surround SCP-4189, become covered in coral growths, and attack all crown-of-thorns starfish nearby.

SCP-4189 then manifested several dozen legs made of coral, lifted itself off the sea floor, and began walking southwest.

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