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Due to the recent decease of SPC-ES-330-1, and the failed attempts to replicate the anomaly at hand, this project is abandoned until further notice. All pertinent information is being preserved for future reference; any requests concerning this matter are to be sent to the office of Dr. Ethan Hanson.

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SPC-ES-330-1 at Dr. Hanson's residence.

Project #: SPC-ES-330

Selachian Pugnātorial Capabilities: Project SPC-ES-330 could help to precisely locate selachian entities and their sympathizers in case they happen to be in the vicinity of the Center's Arenas, acting as an early warning system in case of imminent attacks or infiltrations. Likewise, the Marine Fighting Teams could have a way of identifying possible aggressors during their field activities.

SPC-ES-330-1 is currently stationed at Arena-49, where research is underway to replicate and enhance its anomalous properties. If deemed necessary, Arena personnel are authorized to use SPC-ES-330-1 to detect infiltrations and/or defend against an active selachian threat on-site.

Any request to use SPC-ES-330-1 in a field mission is to be referred to the lead researchers of the Project, Dr. Ethan Hanson and Dr. Kathleen Johnsson.

Project Component(s): Project SPC-ES-330 consists of the Center's attempts to reproduce the anomalous abilities of an eight-year-old, light green, common parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus), hereafter designated SPC-ES-330-1. Through poorly understood means, SPC-ES-330-1 is able to detect the exact presence of selachian entities and their sympathizers within a radius of approximately 50 and 10 meters, respectively.

It is worth noting that, although it is not considered an anomalous ability, SPC-ES-330-1 has shown greater empathy, as well as intelligence, compared to other individuals of its species. During the tests, it has solved problems of a certain level of complexity, ranging from finding the exit of a maze to identifying human faces despite wearing makeup, glasses, masks and/or other accessories.

The Project's lead researchers, Dr. Kathleen Johnsson, from the Department of Biology, and Dr. Ethan Hanson, former owner of SPC-ES-330-1, have also reported hearing the bird emit sounds in accordance with the conversations being held at the time. For example, something like laughter when a joke is being told, or high-pitched squeals when an argument is being held.

Augmentation Summary: Despite all efforts, it has so far not been possible to replicate the capabilities of SPC-ES-330-1 in other animals, let alone increase its radius of effect, although there has been some progress in understanding how it identifies selachian entities. Below is a summarized list of tests performed with SPC-ES-330-1; for a complete list, please contact Dr. Hanson.

Procedure Result
A great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was placed in a tank in the room adjacent to the test chamber, approximately 10 meters from SPC-ES-330-1. SPC-ES-330-1 screamed and screeched as soon as the shark was approximately 50 meters away from the test chamber, still being moved towards it. The bird adopted a hostile attitude and attempted to attack the walls in the general direction of the shark.
SPC-ES-330-1 was brought to a shore near Arena-491, where two great white sharks had been placed beforehand. SPC-ES-330-1 immediately flew to the location of the nearest shark and hovered over it for 30 seconds while screeching, then flew to the location of the second shark and did the same thing. SPC-ES-330-1 kept repeating this behavior for 30 minutes, ignoring all of Dr. Hanson's commands, until the sharks were neutralized by punching them.
None. Agent Olarte was transferred to Arena-49 to replace an agent wounded in action. SPC-ES-330-1, who was accompanying Dr. Hanson in the Arena's cafeteria, began scratching and pecking at Agent Olarte's face as soon as he approached them. Nearby personnel understood the situation and proceeded to throw several punches at Agent Olarte, knocking him down. Further investigation revealed that Agent Olarte was an undercover member of the Group o' Finterest known as "the Carcharodon Insurgency".
Agent Olarte, hereafter M-330, was placed in a test chamber to identify the range of effect on selachian sympathizers. SPC-ES-330-1 began to show hostility towards M-330 starting at a 10 meter distance.
In order to test Dr. Hanson's hypothesis about the olfactory ability of SPC-ES-330-1, M-330 was sprayed with high amounts of perfume before being placed within 10 meters of SPC-ES-330-1, unnoticed by SPC-ES-330-1. SPC-ES-330-1 produced what seemed to be several sneezes before attempting to fly toward the location of M-330. However, upon reaching 5 meters, the bird remained screeching in place, while continuing to sneeze. Dr. Hanson's hypothesis was found to be incorrect.

It is noteworthy that, during these tests, Dr. Johnsson found out that, when in the presence of selachian entities, the heart rate of SPC-ES-330-1 is accelerated by almost 25%, thus suffering from severe health impairment, and recommended not to do further experiments unless deemed absolutely necessary. Following this, research on the use of Project SPC-ES-330 has been greatly hampered.

Discovery: The anomalous properties of SPC-ES-330-1 were discovered by Dr. Hanson during one of his vacation periods, on 05/01/2019. Below is an interview made in order to learn about the events that occurred that day, as well as to inquire into the origin of the creature.

Interviewee: Dr. Ethan Hanson (accompanied by SPC-ES-330-1)

Interviewer: Dr. Kathleen Johnsson


Dr. Johnsson: Alright, Ethan, I think you know how this goes. I need you to tell me about your parakeet…

Dr. Hanson: Fede, yeah.

SPC-ES-330-1: (Makes a cheerful screeching sound.)

Dr. Johnsson: That's his name? Right, so, I need you to tell me everything you can about him, especially about his ability to locate selachians.

Dr. Hanson: Phew, long story. (Pause.) I guess I'll start at the beginning. My grandmother used to have a lot of birds, and she was very fond of all of them. Canaries, pigeons, parakeets, you name it. It was out of there, out of one of her couples of common parakeets that Fede was born. I named him when she gifted him to me, just a few days after he hatched from the egg.

Dr. Johnsson: Did you take care of him since he was so young?

Dr. Hanson: No… no, of course not. Since he was born she told me he was going to be for me, but we still waited until he was a little more grown up to put him in his own cage, away from his parents. God, it's been 8 years now, when I think about it….

SPC-ES-330-1: (Climbs onto Dr. Hanson's forearm while letting out multiple soft squeaks.)

Dr. Johnsson: Time seems to fly, doesn't it? Even for the little guy. Does your grandmother still have her birds by any chance?

Dr. Hanson: No, she died a few years later. I gave some away, but decided to free most of them.

SPC-ES-330-1: (Lets out a sad screech.)

Dr. Johnsson: Shame, we could've studied his family genes. How did you discover your budgie's abilities?

Dr. Hanson: Well, it was recently. To give some context, on my last vacation I decided to go fishing with some friends. I live alone, so I had to take the parakeet with me. (He laughs, and SPC-ES-330-1 climbs onto his shoulder.) We got a boat and headed off into the horizon without a care in the world. We certainly made it to some pretty deep water, though we didn't even notice.

Dr. Johnsson: Did you encounter sharks?

Dr. Hanson: Yep, but that was later on. First, like good friends, we got drunk. Maybe that's why we didn't realize we were heading into the sea. After all, let's just say that having four drunk guys on a boat is not a good idea. One of them, Pete, went over to throw up onto the side of the boat and…. he fell overboard.

Dr. Johnsson: Did none of you notice that he had fallen?

Dr. Hanson: One, the parakeet. The rest of us were in the world of alcohol… It's not something I'm very proud of.

(Pause. SPC-ES-330-1 approaches Dr. Hanson's face and begins to snuggle against it.)

Dr. Hanson: Th-thank you, Fede… Anyway, the screams of both the parakeet and my friend sobered us up. I dove overboard to give that fucking shark his comeuppance, but it was too late. It managed to rip off one of Pete's arms, and by the time we reached port he had lost too much blood.

Dr. Johnsson: I'm… I'm sorry, Ethan. I'm sorry for your loss.

SPC-ES-330-1: (Makes a "kissing" sound as it brings his beak toward Dr. Hanson.)

Dr. Hanson: It doesn't really matter, it's something that can't be changed. But the truth is that, since that day, Fede changed. His gaze… they'll say it's stupid, but the shine in his eyes was no longer the same. I don't know what happened exactly, but watching my friend fall overboard and how we brought him up covered in blood… I know something changed inside him.

Dr. Johnsson: And since then…

Dr. Hanson: Yeah. A few days later I decided to go to the same place where my friend fell. There are legends that say that those who die in the sea are condemned to wander in it, so I wanted to pay my respects to his spirit, try to ask for forgiveness for not having acted sooner. But Fede was like crazy, shouting "EEE" everywhere. He was trying to attack something in the water… And when I looked a little closer I saw that they were sharks.

SPC-ES-330-1: (Lets out a high-pitched screech. Dr. Hanson grabs it and pulls it away from his ear..)

Dr. Johnsson: And then you brought it to the Center for testing.

Dr. Hanson: That's right. Apparently my parakeet has sworn war on sharks. Just like us.

SPC-ES-330-1: Punch.

Dr. Johnsson: … Did you teach him…?

Dr. Hanson: No. I think he hears it very often.

Dr. Johnsson: Oh. Well, I guess that's it then. Thanks for your time, Ethan.

Dr. Hanson: No problem.


Afterword: A year and a half after it was brought to the Center, on 17/07/2020, SPC-ES-330-1 passed away due to natural causes. Unfortunately, its anomalous properties could not be replicated, and Project SPC-ES-330 was officially abandoned on 01/10/2020.

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