A marine farmer is a farmer that performs a specialized form of animal husbandry developed on Telios Prime more than 500 years ago. During this time, Telians discovered that it was possible to herd and enclose some form of slow moving non-predatory marine animals in a shallow underwater pasture, thereby allowing a level of control over the breeding, feeding and care of these types of animals. This in turn allowed these farmers to yield significantly more, healthier animals, ensuring both the survival of their species, and an improvement of the animals basic traits. This form of agriculture is still performed on Telios Prime and is one of the primary sources of nutrition for the Telian people. One of the most common types of marine farming involves the baati.