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Amazionan Transportation

Although a Amazonian has the ability to endure the depths of the oceans, they have trained many creatures to provide rapid transportation over great distances. We will go over the most common ones used and the importance of each.  


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Sharks have been domesticated by the aquatic mutant humanoids. They can serve is various functions, but war and travel are among the most common functions. Sharks are swift, strong and are feared by most ocean dwellers.

Sea Dragons

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They are large, aquatic, scaled creatures with a variety of body frills/fins, no arms, and two long legs originating from the hips and ending in unconventionally designed webbed feet. The creatures body plan looks like an enlarged Seahorse, not a Sea Dragon, with a curled tail, lack of front limbs, and an inverted thorax. While Sea Dragons are weaker units in war, they are best suited for aquatic urban travel and general emissary functions. An experienced Dragon rider can outmaneuver a Shark rider even though it is slower in speed.
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The great white shark is thought to have a top swimming speed of 25 mph (40 kph), perhaps with short bursts of 35 mph (56 kph). Their swimming speed is ten times faster than the typical human swimmer.
The elite Amazonians travel by the shortfin mako shark. It is the cheetah of ocean-going predators. This robust, streamlined shark is reported to have been clocked at 31 mph (50 kph), although some sources say it can reach speeds as high as 60 mph (96.5 kph). The mako can also perform giant leaps of up to 20 feet (6 meters) out of the water.
  A young mako could accelerate from a dead stop to 100 feet (30.5 meters) in just two seconds, which puts its speed at more than 60 mph over that brief lunge. Luckily, the mako is rarely encountered by swimmers and divers, as it usually lives far offshore. When it does meet human beings, it rarely attacks. A typical Seahorse has an exoskeleton composed of dermal plates that are of minerals and a higher quantity of organic compounds. This type of armor will deform and flex, but not break like typical bone. Although this mechanism has fantastic benefits for a small Seahorse, an exoskeleton doesn’t necessarily work well when scaled up for larger organisms. The Sea Dragons the Amazonians require an internal skeleton to support carrying metal battle armor, smashing into each other, and other demands of battle.   Seahorses in the wild have no teeth or movable mandible. Instead, they eat prey by sucking prey through their snout into their mouth and then swallowing it whole. They eat plankton, fish larvae, briny shrimp, and small crustaceans. They have no stomach and instead rely on digestive enzymes from their liver and pancreatic tissues to break down their food into absorbable components within their intestines. Their digestion occurs so fast that Seahorses have minimal time to try and absorb nutrients before the food is excreted. As a result, Seahorses have very poor absorption from their meals and must continue to survive, eating up to an average of 3000 brine shrimp per day.

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