"Why no one really seems to be able to communicate with the prawns or try to understand them (where are the xenobiologists and xenobotanists, etc. in all of this?) is never explained."
"We have an expert medical staff-xenobiologists very familiar with your species."
"A team of top xenobiologists and exozoologists from the Daystrom Institute and the Vulcan Science Academy are currently working in the Alpha Omicron system, seeking to decipher the bizarre high-frequency RF signals the Alpha Omicron creatures use to communicate."