Saturday, 11 July 2009

Swimming with dolphins


Researchers have found that swimming with dolphins appears to help alleviate mild to moderate depression. They say dolphins' friendly appearance and the emotions raised by the experience may have healing properties. Some have speculated that the ultrasound emitted by dolphins as part of their echolocation system may have a beneficial effect. Dolphins are highly intelligent animals who are capable of complex interactions, and regard humans positively. What about dogs?

8 comments:

tortoise01 said...

How interesting, as seen in the picture, I have read that dolphins and dogs can actually become friends.
In Ireland, a local dog which swam in the sea daily befriended a dolphin and are often seen swimming together.

rosiero said...

Those two look as if they are getting on swimmingly (pardon the pun)!

Mopsa said...

As I understand it, there is now evidence that swimming with dolphins is NOT good for the dolphins causing them extreme stress as they calm us down...why can't we leave our wildlife alone? Much better to go swimming with our dogs.

Kasha said...

Such a cool picture! I would like to swim with the Dolphins myself!
Kasha and Africa
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Winchester whisperer said...

And what about swiiming with dogfish?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Love the pic. Dolphins do seem cheery creatures.

Patrice said...

What a beautiful photo of a dolphin and a dog swimming together. Great post.

Jade Brown said...

Wow!
What a nice photo.
Where did you get this photo from, i love to see others too.