Researching the Deep-Sea Virus

Research notes on the Abyss virus.

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Researching the Deep-Sea Virus

Montpellier Marine University conducted research via unmanned submersible during the fourth expedition to the Kermadec Trench. At 9000 meters, a new type of super deep-sea predatory fish was discovered.

The deep seas have a unique effect on living organisms. But this creature, in addition to the usual tolerance to high pressures, displays an unbelievable degree of motility and a ferocity not usually found at such depths.

What surprised us after examining the fish was that these unique traits were not native to the fish's biology, but were caused by a viral infection.

Owing to the unfathomable nature of this virus, we decided to give it the name "The Abyss." We will continue to research it. We must find out why it takes the large fat and water reserves of deep-sea fish, which are suited to the high-pressure, low-oxygen, low-temperature depths, and turns them into high-density bone and muscle structures that are not usually found in organisms who live in deep-water habitats.

If we can successfully develop a working B.O.W., we will have moved research in this field light years ahead. It is important to note blood transmission of the virus happens in 99.76% of all cases to date.

In rare cases some test subjects do not become infected if they take the virus orally, perhaps because it is diluted.

We will do all we can to improve the effectiveness of this virus and redouble our efforts.

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Records Room - Epidemic Prevention Block - Queen Zenobia

  • Episode 8-3 onwards. On the desk next to the computer in the north west corner of the room.