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What sort of music could octopi play?

Percussion only You'll need nine brains to design an instrument for it There is one answer now featuring an example of humans playing music underwater.. this comment will be too long for the small box,...
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What sort of music could octopi play?

Underwater musical instruments The Danish band Aquasonic plays underwater. They play intruments like electromagnetic harp. percussion instruments such as 24 Tibetan bells. a carbon fibre violin. a ...
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Is Island Gigantism Necessary to have Megafauna even if I have Solved the Other Problems of Energy, Weight and Heat?

No you don't want islands the largest terrestrial animals evolve on continents not islands. Island gigantism is about small animals becoming larger, but bigger animals usually evolve to be smaller on ...
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Is Island Gigantism Necessary to have Megafauna even if I have Solved the Other Problems of Energy, Weight and Heat?

I just came across your question, and something popped into my mind. Call it crazy, but you could go the Godzilla route. There exists a natural uranium reactor in Gabon, Africa. It's formed by the ...
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Is Island Gigantism Necessary to have Megafauna even if I have Solved the Other Problems of Energy, Weight and Heat?

Nope There are loads of real big animals that did not evolve on islands. Indricotherium Irish Elk Jumbo Fish Gobbler Migratory Coat Hook This guy whose name I forget. He was in that movie with ...
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Is Island Gigantism Necessary to have Megafauna even if I have Solved the Other Problems of Energy, Weight and Heat?

More magical plants/more energy dense plants on the island You have some options A. If you are fine with the fauna just being gigantic overall, then it could be while most of the island's fauna is ...
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How could creatures in a zero-G but otherwise Earthlike environment move around?

This is a Frame Challenge An Earthlike zero-G environment has a problem: nothing sticks to the ground. The water, the dirt, the leaves and needles that fall off trees, dead creatures. Everything would ...
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How could creatures in a zero-G but otherwise Earthlike environment move around?

A very broad question but a couple of thoughts rather than a complete answer. Evolution takes a long time, for the ecosystem to adapt the change from having some gravity to zero gravity would need to ...
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How could creatures in a zero-G but otherwise Earthlike environment move around?

I just found this site, so go easy on me if this isn't the typical answer. :) I would say they would probably be a bit blobby and fatty, like the humans in Wall-E, maybe like a big old amoeba floating ...
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How could creatures in a zero-G but otherwise Earthlike environment move around?

Fish, Birds and Quaddies: Your species start terrestrial, but over time they will adapt to freedom from gravity. The ability to control vector and thrust intrinsic in the design of bats and birds mean ...
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How could an animal grow hair overnight?

Glue, and loose hair. source Beavis and Butthead had to relocate hair from their heads to make their beards. Your werewolves have a modicum of hair at all times. They are very careful to keep shed ...
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How could an animal grow hair overnight?

They grow hair over a month. It's not possible to grow hair that fast. But, let us look to bamboo and grasses, which can get very tall very quickly. How do they manage it? By cheating The werewolves, ...
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Could a photosynthetic plant form a symbosis with fish in an oceanic environement to get nutriets from the sea bed?

Monster Filters, Anchor Kelp, Muck Fungus, and Diver Packs: It takes an ecosystem to make this make any sense. First, thousands of miles is out of the question - the logistics of things living at ...
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Could a photosynthetic plant form a symbosis with fish in an oceanic environement to get nutriets from the sea bed?

I'm going to answer your question, but before I do, I need to make a point about how this Stack works: actually feasible That's a question that doesn't really make sense here. After all, our purpose ...
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