rating: +142+x
Item #: SCP-4850 Level 2/4850
Object Class: Keter Classified

A solitary specimen of SCP-4850 sitting in the snow.

Special Containment Procedures: The entirety of Lake Baikal serves as the containment area of SCP-4850. SCP-4850 has a natural aversion to leaving Lake Baikal, so containment efforts primarily focus on disinformation and concealment of the anomaly. The Russian government has refused to allow a discreet depopulation program, so the Foundation is to avoid lethal interaction with SCP-4850.

MTF Lambda-21 ("Lake Monsters") is to monitor all known pods and are to tag pod leaders. Any reported gatherings of SCP-4850 are to be dispersed. Missing persons statistics around Lake Baikal are to be monitored carefully for SCP-4850 involvement. Any newly observed abilities are to be reported immediately. If SCP-4850 succeeds in creating an Einstein-Rosen bridge, the area is to be cordoned off until the bridge closes and efforts are to be made in discovering the sister aperture.

Description: SCP-4850 is the collective designation of Pusa sibirica, also known as the Baikal Seal or the Nerpa. SCP-4850 is endemic to Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake in the world. SCP-4850 is the smallest true seal and the only known freshwater seal. Adults are typically within 1.1 to 1.4 meters in size and weigh 63 to 70 kg. SCP-4850 can live to approximately fifty years of age. SCP-4850's diet consists mostly of the golomyanka1 but has been known to also eat molluscs, sculpins and amphipods. There are between 80,000 and 100,000 SCP-4850 instances.

SCP-4850 possesses the ability to manipulate and warp surrounding spacetime, as well as altering gravity. The ability manifests in various ways and the type of effect is directly proportional to the amount of SCP-4850 specimens in an area2. The ability is fueled by the specimen's blubber3 reserves.

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