TheGreatGimmick's Sandbox 2 (Water Fall)
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An SCP-XXXX culture growing within a previously flooded drainpipe in [REDACTED], Ontario. Upon the drainpipe drying, the SCP-XXXX culture lost access to sustenance and later failed.

Item#: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures:

All sample cultures of SCP-XXXX are to be contained in specialized tanks.

Once every two days, each SCP-XXXX sample must be provided organic matter equivalent to 10% of its own total mass. This feeding is to be done through the airlock system of each tank, taking care not to allow any air within the tank to escape.

Following the detection of an SCP-XXXX culture in the field, bodies of water within 20 kilometers are to be monitored for the existence and/or emergence of additional cultures. Once a specific culture of SCP-XXXX encountered in the field is approved for elimination, extermination can be accomplished either through the application of heavy anti-fungal agents to the entire surface area of the SCP-XXXX culture, or by completely draining the body of water the SCP-XXXX culture is found within. Monitoring of the surrounding area must be continued for at minimum 30 days following the extermination of an SCP-XXXX culture.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a highly adhesive, orange aquatic mould that forms large growths, or cultures, on the bottom of various bodies of water. Mature SCP-XXXX cultures excrete anomalously large amounts of a gas (SCP-XXXX-1) in microscopic, film-coated bubbles (SCP-XXXX-2). See Addendum SCP-XXXX-B for more details on SCP-XXXX excretions.

The amount of SCP-XXXX-2 released into the water is so great that the buoyancy of the water above the culture is significantly decreased. This results in objects that would normally float within (or on the surface of) the water dropping without resistance to the bottom, onto the SCP-XXXX culture. If the object is alive, it usually suffocates and is then consumed following SCP-XXXX growth covering the object1. See Addendum SCP-XXXX-C for more details on how SCP-XXXX ‘captures’ its prey.

To date, cultures of SCP-XXXX have been confirmed to have caused no less than [DATA EXPUNGED] drowning incidents in bodies of water globally. The few civilians to survive encounters with SCP-XXXX in the field all report a feeling of simply ‘falling’ through the water (See Addendum SCP-XXXX-A). Additionally, Area-235 has been established around a particularly massive SCP-XXXX culture (see Addendum SCP-XXXX-E) responsible for the destruction of no less than four large shipping vessels and one commercial cruise ship, killing every passenger on board in all five incidents either through impact with the ocean floor or, surviving that, drowning.