Of all the creature concepts floating around the Subnautica ocean, I feel as though the Gasopod is the most misunderstood. See here the revulsion as a diver enters a cloud of goop discharged by the creature:
It is as though the diver is rejecting the goop. Whatever it is. Maybe it is acidic, eating in the their face mask. Maybe it is interfering with their re-breather. Whatever it is doing, has anyone stopped to consider how the Gasopod feels in all of this?
We should all try to approach the Gasopod with a friendlier attitude, and not turn up our flippers at the offputting gunk being discharged from its rear end. We should be more inclusive, and open minded, about rear-end gunk.
Unless of course the Gasopod is trying to kill you. In which case: Swim away. Swim away very, very fast.