# The scientific one!

The answer consists of two parts(_____ _____).

Try see if you can make sense of it! Oh, and don't forget.... the scientific one!

Hint

My guess is:

Thaumoctopus mimicus

Reasoning:

Starting with the discovery of @shoover that

the red numbers to the right of the track denote vowels, and those below the track denote consonants (thanks, @shoover!)

I then

noticed that the red numbers are used as position markers, marking the position of the corresponding letter in the word being constructed.
Four words are constructed, each corresponding to a different box color. For example, using the blue boxes, the constructed word has a 'c' in the first position, 'a' in the second position, 'm' in the third position, etc.

Solving each of these, I generated

these four words: 'camouflage' 'eight' 'animal' 'mimic'
'Eight' and 'animal' seem to refer to an octopus. 'camouflage' and 'mimic' seem to refer more specifically to the mimic octopus. The puzzle reminds us to use the 'scientific one', which I interpret as the scientific name. The scientific name of the mimic octopus is Thaumoctopus mimicus.

Note:

I did not explicitly use the image of the molecule in my solution. I am assuming that this is a visual hint instructing us to combine vowels and consonants together.

• You got it! The correct reasoning and exactly the answer i wanted. Well done :) Apr 1 '20 at 12:39
• The water molecule and the underline was just there to hint "underwater" Apr 1 '20 at 12:58

The red and white thing above the line is

a water molecule, with 1 Oxygen atom and 2 Hydrogen atoms.

This makes me think

of the saying "water over the dam."

So let's see what we can make of the boxes.

The grid represents

the alphabet (26 squares) with an X in each vowel's square.

Based on the hint,

let's look across and then down.

For the boxes to the right,

the letters in red correspond to the vowels.

YOU

O=4, U=5

AS

A=2

ARE

A=8, E=10

YIELD

I=2, E=1

PLAIN

A=5, I=3

STAR

A=1

BRICK

I=2

LIFT

I=4

For the boxes underneath,

the numbers correspond to the consonants

AM

M=1

COME

C=5, M=3

GET

G=3, T=5

HI

H=4

MOON

M=4, N=2

LIE

L=6

LOAF

L=7, F=6

ME

M=3

CAGE

C=1, G=9

From there,

I'm stuck. I don't know what to do with these numbers, which range from 1-10. And I don't know whether the colors of the boxes are significant, or why there's an image of a running track.

• You're definitely on the right track(;)) Just try to somehow connect the dots... Apr 1 '20 at 6:02