It’s even more weird if you think about the animals that live in the swamp areas in CDDA as per the new swamp revamps in the experimentals: Slugs and frogs would dehydrate from osmosis and die, and yet they continue to survive and even mutate heavily. Lobsters spawn in swamps currently if I’m not mistaken, lobsters are marine crustaceans and them being in the swamps implies that they are coastal salt water swamps (The game doesn’t have a representation of the coastline yet, but w/e) Crayfish do spawn as well and fit the swamp theme if the swamps in the game are meant to be otherwise normal freshwater wetlands that have been salt-ified for whatever reason though. Is it something to do with the cataclysm ruining things for life (like it often does)?
I feel like there might need to be a distinction made between saltwater swamps and freshwater swamps but maybe that’s just me. I think I might have heard something about nuclear weapons the last time I tried looking into this but I forgot completely what the answer said.