Swim with Dolphins
Will and Guy's Strange But True Dolphin Stories
Dolphins are increasingly being used in therapeutic treatments Swimming with dolphins appears to help alleviate mild to moderate depression, researchers have found. A University of Leicester team tested the effect of regular swimming sessions with dolphins on 15 depressed people in a study carried out in Honduras.
They found that symptoms improved more among this group than among another 15 who swam in the same area - but did not interact with dolphins.
The study of the above dolphin therapy is published in the British Medical Journal.
A game that these dolphins like to play is 'bubble ring'. What they do (you could imitate underwater) is purse their lips. Pretend that you are about to kiss your beloved. Start blowing out through your mouth. This is the crucial part. The next sequence is the knack of blowing a bubble ring.
Quickly open and close your lips so they push out a small bubble of air. The key is break-off abruptly. The air should rush out. Don't worry if you don't create a perfect ring at first. Keep practising and you will get a bubble ring, just like the dolphins.
The pink river dolphin lives in the Amazon rainforest. They are usually born grey and become pinker with age: they are found in the tributaries and main rivers of the Orinoco River systems in South America. This animal can stay submerged for up to fifteen minutes; males sleep just below the surface and they come up to breathe. The pink dolphin's body has adapted to the rivers of the Amazon.
These Amazon river dolphins are also known as 'botos'. However, there are also relatives in the Chinese Yangtze river, where they are called baiiji. Unfortunately, both species are endangered due to thoughtless hunters.
Other pink albino bottlenose dolphins have been spotted in Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana, USA, reports Snopes.com.
Pink pacific humpback dolphins [known as white dolphins] are also found in small populations off the coast of China, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Hong Kong dolphin watch has been working since 1995 to increase the public's awareness of these dolphins plight as they are struggling to survive.
The Pink Dolphin Appeal was launched in April 2003 and collects money for research into breast cancer.
Because there is danger that is involved in a dolphin. Please do not grow a hand in a fence.
6) Dolphins Go on a Diet Learn Will and Guy
Performing dolphins at Kinosaki Marine World in western Japan, have been placed on a special low-fat diet after developing fat stomachs which have seriously affected their abilities to look sharp in their aquatic performances. All 19 dolphins have been on the diet for two months, after they had they started failing to hit jumping targets and keep upright while treading water.
'We were puzzled by their poor performance, then we noticed they looked rounder,' reported park spokesman Haruo Imazu. Keepers measured their weight and found all had become tubbier, some were 22 pounds heavier just during the summer. All had the same menu: about 31 pounds of mackerel mixed with some white fish, but keepers found the mackerel had got fatter as well, adding far too many calories for the dolphins. Their handlers immediately put them on a weight-loss programme, we have discovered, feeding them more white fish and less fatty mackerel, while instituting a routine exercise regimen.
'Less fat and moderate exercise seemed to be working,' concluded Haruo Imazu.
Collective Name for Dolphins
Derivation of the Word Dolphin
It is also suggested that dolphin means beak. Whilst the beak is a key feature of the dolphin, and is useful in telling the difference between the various species, I cannot immediately see how Dolphin MEANS beak. I go with dolphin meaning 'womb fish'.
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