Nama : Anneke Virna Murdoko
NPM : 200907198
Significance of Animals in Human's Life
Animals can be our friends and workers. Well, not being cruel but animals can also be our foods. We can see their picture in ancient cave paintings, and we can find them on modern commercial farms. We have domesticated some of them, while others remain wild and are sometimes endangered by our activities. Unlike the performance of specific tasks, an animal's value as a companion might be more difficult to measure. With human association and their domestication, animals also became objects of affection.
Get to Know About Dolphins
Not only land animals, but aquatic animals can also give benefits for human in various aspects of life. One of which is dolphin, a friendly and adorable marine mammals. Reported from National Geographic, dolphins are small-toothed cetaceans easily recognizable by their curved mouths, which give them a permanent "smile". There are 36 dolphin species, found in every ocean, but most dolphins are marine and live in the ocean or brackish waters along coastlines. Dolphins are social mammals that communicate with squeaks, whistles, and also clicks. Dolphins presumably have language just like humans do, but it's still being debated by the experts.
Dolphin Health Benefits
The exploration of stress reduction, by specialists in alternative treatment, has lead the way to current dolphin-human interaction research. Researchers have found that dolphin therapy aids in reducing stress and increasing relaxation, alleviating depression, boosting production of infection fighting t-cells, stimulating production of endorphins and hormones, enhancing recovery, and reducing pain. Scientists believe that the dolphin's ultrasound emissions have considerable healing potential from an energy and informational perspective. Clinically, ultrasound has been used to promote healing, for diagnostic imaging, and to destroy cataracts and kidney and gallstones. Scientists believe that a brain-wave shift of this nature strengthens the human immune system. Furthermore, research has shown a synchronization of brain-wave activity between the logical, analytical left brain and the intuitive, imaginative right brain. Basically, the dolphin's intense sound waves create alternating regions of compression and expansion that form small bubbles in the cell membrane. In turn, these bubbles facilitate the transport of key neurological molecules from outside to inside neurons.