Pacific Sea Poison (Chrysaora Polyethylenes)
A malignant specimen. The second in the series of the phylum Purgamentum, whose rise has paralleled that of the ape species Homo sapiens sapiens. The first Chrysaora polyethylenes was spotted sometime on a Thursday afternoon in the early 1960s. Ever since that day, they have increased in numbers to a point of worry for every creature on the planet Earth.
Chrysaora polyethylenes are carnivorous animals, however unlike the visually similar jellyfish, they catch their prey by floating inertly, waiting to be eaten and thus entering the bodies of various sea creatures, lodging themselves into the stomach where they proceed to slowly feed off of the insides of their unsuspecting prey.
While inside the happy creature who just ate it, the Pacific Sea Poison excretes a toxic cocktail of chemicals strangely similar to manmade flame retardants, antimicrobials, and plasticizers. This cocktail disrupts the endocrine system, affecting every organ in the body of the animal who thought they just captured a delicious lunch that left them feeling curiously satisfied while bobbing with the ocean currents.
Zooptic researchers have strongly voiced their concern about the Pacific Sea Poison’s recent population surge. They are worried. Very worried.