Having earned an opportunity to thoroughly study the physiological constitution of the complex underwater species they had dubbed Wycolia, resembling the one-celled creature from Earth; Lacrymaria olor. Except, there is one difference and it is exciting – those microorganisms can talk!
It is known that these ciliates feed on other organisms smaller than themselves, including other members of their phylum. They have been examined while consuming other ciliates, flagellates, and amoebas, and they were seen tearing out chunks of larger creatures on a cellular level.
Wycoliae are doing the same. These microscopic creatures eat whatever they can find around them, progressively growing with multiplication. They pose no threat to humans, as our immune system manages to fight them. But they do, however, practice a certain type of communication with other cells of their kind … as well as with their observers.
The scientists came to this conclusion by offering them various cells which they expected the specimens would immediately eat up. They found themselves stupefied when one Wycolia came to an eggplant cell and started moving in a circle. Then, in the shape of a letter N. Then, in a circle again. And so on. The creature was obviously stating: NO.
Considering this a random peculiarity, the scientists removed the proposed meal, and Wycolia then stood still. Once they offered it a cell of rat meat, they could have sworn it wiggled with excitement, before hyperactively consuming the cell. After that, it moved up and down, as if saying ‘thank you.’
As of that moment, alien language- and behavioral-specialist teams are brought to the laboratories to try and establish more communication patterns. They consider this a natural phenomenon.