Underwater Civilizations

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Underwater Civilizations

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I'm working on a book that concerns civilizations built by marine animals such as crustaceans, cephalopods, fish, and the like. What sort of cities could/would(?) they erect on the sea floor? I did, of course, have a few ideas;
  • Cyclopean cities of coral buildings
  • Cities of rust-proof metal powered by electricity-producing fish that pump electric pulses through water filled cables
  • Organic cities of living technology made from selectively bred/genetically engineered organisms
Anyone else got any other ideas to squeeze in?

What sort of beings do you suppose would make these cities? How would react if they knew that a submarine of ours was approaching their city? What if they had telepathy?

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