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The Skilful Camouflage of the Scorpion Fish

By A. O.

Scorpion Fish

Allah created all creatures together with the attributes they possess and in harmony with the environments in which they live.

The appearance of a scorpion fish is very colourful. These fish are the same colour as the coral among which they live. The red-and-white striped scorpion fish can conceal itself by camouflage among the coral, which is virtually the same colours. That way it escapes the attention of predators and reduces the risk of becoming prey. Again by virtue of this coloration, it can easily draw near to its own prey.

Take a careful look at the scorpion fish – seen in the picture atop – and you will realize how hard it really is to notice their presence in their environments.

Like scorpion fish, many other marine creatures cannot be distinguished from their environments. Their presence is only noticed when they move. These perfectly camouflaged creatures use their coloration to enable them to hunt, to reproduce and to give various signals to other creatures. But how did this harmony come about? Who made the body of a fish the same colour as the reefs in which it lives, and made it look even more like the reefs by giving it a projecting shape?

Chance can never give a creature the same colour as the environment in which it lives. A fish, shrimp or crab can neither have the knowledge of colour nor be able to produce systems in their own bodies to change their colour. Such great systems can only be created by Almighty Allah, Who is All-Merciful, All-Powerful.

Allah created all creatures together with the attributes they possess and in harmony with the environments in which they live. Allah has informed us in the Qur’an that He has knowledge of all creatures He created:

“Does He Who created not then know? He is the All-Pervading, the All-Aware. It is He Who made the earth submissive to you, so walk its broad trails and eat what it provides. The Resurrection is to Him.” (Al-Mulk: 14-15)

 

Note by the Editor:

Allah the Almighty says in His Ever-Glorious Qur’an what means,

“He [Allah] hath created the heavens without supports that ye can see, and hath cast into the earth firm hills so that it quake not with you, and He hath dispersed therein all kinds of beasts. And We send down water from the sky and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. This is the Creation of Allah. Now show me that which those (ye worship) beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrongdoers are in error manifest!” (Luqman 31: 10-11)

And,

“We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice since He is Witness over all things? How! Are they still in doubt about the meeting with their Lord? Lo! Is not He surrounding all things?” (Fussilat 41: 53-54)

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A. O. is a Turkish writer and author.

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