One of the few non humanoid species we can activly communicate with. These aquatic beings make sounds not too disimlar to whales on Earth. It took some time but the two of us were able make a translation matrix that allowed us to talk to one another. these matirixes are standard on all ships in the event there is a contact situation. All crew are warned that they are very particular about thier enviroment and if person to person contact is to be made there will be an extensive decontamination process.
While they are initally friendly they have been standoffish about thier technology and locations of thier planets. the only limited trade that has been done as been in the way of star charts. Despite the fact that thier charts are far superior to ours they do trade one for one based on size. It is unknown why they trade thier charts. We suspect that they use our charts to cherry pick the systems that they would like to scout first.
Orders are to keep relations with them friendly.