A Brilliant Escape (Part 2)
On today’s Creation Moments Minute, a jellyfish makes an absolutely brilliant escape from predators.
When a potential predator comes close to the jellyfish, the jellyfish turns off the lights in its bell-shaped body. Then, switching off the lights in its tentacles, the jellyfish scoots away as fast as it can. If the predator wasn’t fooled and continues the chase, the jellyfish switches to plan B. It turns on the blue light in its body and the white lights in its tentacles. When the attacker is very close, the jellyfish turns off the light in its body and takes off, detaching its still-glowing tentacles. The tentacles continue to writhe in the water, distracting the predator.
According to evolution, jellyfish are among the most primitive multicelled animals. In this clever survival strategy, we see that jellyfish are neither simple nor primitive. They are a true credit to the Creator’s handiwork!
Ref: Discover, February, 1986. P. 67.