Clinging Radiomold

As time progressed, some Spotted Radiomolds would begin to settle the cliff-faces that make the coastline of Horrible Rectangle Island. To protect themselves from the cold and to avoid drying out, these populations would develop an outer cuticle akin to a cell wall that helps keep moisture within their cells. These colonial mats would eventually become a new species, known as the Clinging Radiomold. Much like their ancestor, individual Clinging Radiomold cells have a large donut-shaped organelle at their center to produce energy from the fusion of heavy water to create helium isotopes. They can also photosynthesize to make sugars and oxygen and even naturally take in spite from the environment for energy. While they can live on the seabed, making water around them slightly radioactive, they also grow along the shoreline of Horrible Rectangle Island and even growing on the cliffs. To remain attached to the cliff face and on wave-battered substrate, the Clinging Radiomolds produce adhesive secretions that stick to solid surfaces. Just like their ancestors, the nucleus membrane of a Clinging Radiomold cell incorporates lead into it so as to provide shielding so it doesn't irradiate itself to death. With sufficient energy and resources they reproduce ever 5 minutes. If something does attack a Clinging Radiomold colony, the colonial mat will expel a higher dosage of radiation along with spite into the water around them which can prove deadly to the attacker though their current threats are only in the water.