The problem of the predator continued.
Some decided to join into groups.
Herds of animals came about.
Roaming the seafloor.
Grazing on the growing algal blooms.
Others swarmed the seas.
Schools of them floating in the currents.
Soon they became closer
Colonies were formed.
Colonialism was a new innovation.
They built themselves into new life forms.
Opening doors to new possibilities.
The ticking of the bomb became louder, stronger, faster.
It was only a matter of time.
New forms came.
They created even newer forms.
Some grew bigger.
They assigned positions.
Tentacle replaced flagellum.
Seafloor locomotion and stationary life.
Seaweed grew like hair
While sea pens bloomed
The sea had visible life.
No longer were they single cells.
They became tissues, organs, organisms.
The blue ocean waves were populated now.
The ticking of the bomb picked up.