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The Mongrogg by Cloister The Mongrogg by Cloister
CONCEPT STORY:
The Mongrogg were first spotted around heavily polluted coastlines in South-East Asia. There they dragged themselves forward with long arms, digging and clawing through the soil bottoms for trash, stray fish or anything at all that would fill their bellies. When driven out into deeper water the Mongrogg looses their ability to manoeuvre, and can be found drifting aimlessly across the open sea. Their great abdominal air-sacks keep them afloat, and their clawed limbs are swift enough for them to catch some fish and an occasional gull – which they attract from miles away due to their natural smell of rotting flesh. When hitting a shoal, the Mongrogg tend to stay on to it to regain control, a behaviour that has aided many a captain in navigating safely past banks of sand and sunken rocks. This unintentional serving as sea marks soon produced the nickname Buoy, for this particular species.

The undersides of these creatures are clad in fat slimy tentacles. (Barely visible in the illustration) These are sensitive to electrical vibrations and help the Mongrogg in spotting and catching underwater prey.

(Whether or not the ‘Buoy’ is a result of recent 'big-leap' mutation is still under debate... and some suggest illegal biomechanical experiments as the source.)
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Yikes . . .
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ethan-k793 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish i could be this creative -_-
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NObu552 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O!!
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ExAbrupto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
They should make an inflated version of this, I would certainly buy one for my pool!
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DinoJake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Hm. A floating ocean predator.

Very interesting concept. I like.
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Cloister Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dino!
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DinoJake Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Woah! Didn't think you'd directly reply to that comment.
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zambamboz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your paintings are absolutely magnificent!
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Brzcu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
great! :D
I got a lot of fun while reading about this creature:D
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