Drake's Diamond Crystalmat

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Sweepstakes colonization, when successful, tends to cause great upheaval in an ecosystem unprepared for the colonizer. Drake-Ovi Polar Coast was one such ecosystem and the colonizer was a crystalmat. Already well adapted to polar waters, the arriving crystalmats found their new home to be a paradise. Nothing but space with only a few small teal floral species to compete with. The small teal flora would have been wiped from the seabed if not for a shovelface also winning the colonization lottery and following the crystalmats to Drake. Drake's diamond crystalmat has replaced its ancestor in its range. The shape of their crystals has changed into a diamond shape as a result of general changes in its genes. Otherwise they are much like their ancestor: reproducing through spores, and growing rapidly throughout summer to then die in winter.