Landfall Detriti

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With competition from descendants, Cilia Detriti found themselves restricted to the guts of vinagobs. However, this changed when a dead vinagob washed up on the beach and a population of cilia detritis were able to survive on the weak foundation created by the beach- and land-dwelling algae, Beachadora and Terradora. For what soon became the landfall detriti, this was like a second chance. To fit in its new environment, it has a thickened cell wall which does not lose water as easily. It gets a lot of its water from its food—mostly bits of dead Terradora and the occasional washed up carcass; it also gets a lot of water from rain and moist ground. Like its ancestor, it metabolizes oxygen and has the ability to extract energy from sugar by converting it to alcohol and carbon dioxide.