Genesis 1:20a
“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life…”

The long and skinny shrimpfish must surely be one of the strangest sea creatures to come from the hand of a Creator who never ceases to amaze us with His wonders. Of course, evolutionists claim that the shrimpfish is a product of millions of years of evolution. Let’s take a close look at this remarkable creature and see for ourselves which view holds water.

Shrimpfish at the Tennessee AquariumShrimpfish spend their lives in the ocean with their mouths pointed straight down and their tails above them in a vertical stance. Not only do they feed like this. They swim like this, too.

Now if you were to look at a cross-section of most fish, you’d see an oval or a circle. But a cross section of the shrimpfish looks very much like a slice of an airplane wing. Its wider leading edge tapers off to a thinner edge toward the belly. It’s an aerodynamic shape that makes it easy for the fish to cut through the water. But let me add that it works only when the fish swims in its natural vertical position rather than head-first like other fish.

Evolutionist Frank Fish – yes, that’s his name – notes that the usual fin found on the backs of fish actually moved to join the shrimpfish tail, making it easier for the shrimpfish to turn easily. “They do full pirouettes on their heads,” he added. “I’d like to see a prima ballerina do that.”

With its many design features, the shrimpfish provides big evidence of creation!

Lord Jesus, I pray that You will open the eyes of unbelievers so that they will see Your hand in creation as well as Your nail-pierced hands on the cross. Amen.

“That’s how shrimpfish roll,” Science News, 2/7/15, p. 4. Photo: Shrimpfish at the Tennessee Aquarium. Courtesy of Thomsonmg2000. (PD)