A message is passed up from the bottom of the ocean, species to species, until it reaches those weird creatures which live right on the edge of vacuum, above the point where liquid water can exist.
Explorers from the deep clumsily jet onto land to investigate this strange dry part of the world, and maybe don’t understand that the tiny bipeds have views on the matter.
Down in the inky depths, that Neutrino issue is perfectly obvious.
The critters out on the edge of vacuum don’t seem to be aware of it, so a mission sets off to deal with the problem. Once the vacuum’s-edge folk work out what’s going on, they’ll maybe want to help.
A well-trained human and their childhood friend battle the corruption of the city.
Oh, and the friend is an intelligent amphibious squid.
Don’t make this weird.
In the midst of a war between humanity and squidlike aliens, two groups of stranded enemies discover that they have far more in common than they’d thought possible.
The Kraken Wakes, by John Wyndham
The Chanur Novels, by C. J. Cherryh
The Uplift Universe, by David Brin
Battleship (the movie)
Sign – A Game About Being Understood
Kerberos Club (again, trouble finding a good descriptive link that’s not a review – this is the ‘purchase the pdf’ page ~ T. Jones)