Frozen Frogs

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Frozen Frogs

Do frogs really freeze solid in the winter and thaw out in the spring? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.


When scientists collected some tree frogs for laboratory study in the late fall and winter, they received a surprise. Up to 35 percent of the frogs’ body fluids froze when the frogs were cooled to several degrees below freezing. When thawed, the frogs returned to normal activities. Scientists discovered that the frogs’ bodies produced glycerol. This alcohol acts as an antifreeze. What is more important, it prevents ice crystals from forming in a way that destroys cells.

The created world around us is full of surprises. Because God is God, His unlimited wisdom and power allow Him to create anything in any way that He likes. Because God is Creator, science cannot guess how nature might work. It must investigate to learn the surprising designs God built into the creation.

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.

Ref: “Frogs that Can Be Frozen.” Science News, Vol. 121, p. 122.

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