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One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the island is Basilosaurus Solatiumfecit. It's a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well such that it rapidly recovers from injuries when near the water's surface. Conversely, it's vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly cause it harm.
Basilosaurus is usually closely followed around by other predatory creatures, as its eating habits leave a large amount of scraps for scavengers to consume. It's a gentle creature towards humans, and happily takes food directly from them. However, the creatures which trail the 'Basi' tend to become dangerously enraged whenever this happens, as it leaves no leftovers for them.
Despite the hassle of engaging with its ornery followers, many tribes still attempt to tame the Basilosaurus, as its mammalian warm-blooded circulation provides a rider with perfect comfort from both heat and cold. Alternatively, Basilosaurus is hunted - perhaps too vigorously - for its special blubber, which can be refined into a far more efficient form of gasoline!
— The Dossier
The Basilosaurus is a large carnivorous (piscivorous) aquatic mammal found in the oceans of the Ark.
- Basilosaurus was officially revealed by Susan Claire on March 24, 2016.
- The dossier was revealed by Jat on March 28, 2016.
Trivia not relevant for the game
- As a primitive type of whale, Basilosaurus is the first marine mammal to be revealed.
- The dossier mentions the Basilosaurus being hunted "perhaps too vigorously" for its valuable blubber, which can be used as an excellent fuel source. This is a satirical reference to real-life whaling, which drove many species close to extinction due to the whale oil created from their blubber being used as fuel prior to the use of fossil fuels.