That should be 'Front Page News' for sure!! Let's hear it for our Brothers & Sisters of the Sea!!
I've decided to dedicate some time to The Beloved Dolphins who we as Humans most often take for granted in our pursuit of becoming Masters of Our Own
Ego Driven Lives. Please take a moment and think about these following Interesting Dolphin Facts:
1.) Dolphins have a cerebral cortex which is about 40% larger than a human being's.
Their cortex is also stratified in much the same way as a
humans. The frontal lobe of dolphins is also developed to a level comparable to humans. In addition the parietal lobe of dolphins which "makes
sense of the senses" is larger than the human parietal and frontal lobes combined.
2.) The primate brain favors the motor cortex, while the cetaceans greatly favor the sensory region. In certain areas of the brain concerned with
"emotional control, objectivity, reality orientation, humor, logically consistent abstract thought and higher creativity" dolphins have an
higher ratio of neural density.
This seems to be correlated with dolphins ability to maintain a healthy emotional state while in captivity; humans
in analogous situations often don't fair as well emotionally.
3.) It is common to say that a dolphin is not as smart as a human because it doesn't use tools
, but using this definition of intelligence it
would also be valid to say that humans are not as smart as dolphins because they can't examine the internal organs of their other group members
using natural ultrasound.
(Yah, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it buddy!!
4.) Researchers have found that dolphins have more in common with us genetically than cows, horses or pigs.
"The extent of the genetic
similarity came as a real surprise to us," says David Busbee of Texas A&M University. Busbee the similarities and differences will reveal how long
ago humans and dolphins branched off the evolutionary tree. Researchers at Texas A&M University applied "paints," or fluorescently labeled human
chromosomes, to dolphin chromosomes, and found that 13 of 22 dolphin chromosomes were exactly the same as human chromosomes. Of the remaining nine
dolphin chromosomes, many were combinations or rearrangements of their human counterparts.
5.) Fourteen years of multidisciplinary study at this arm of the Human-Dolphin Foundation indicates that The dolphin’s acoustic and electromagnetic
effects on the human body through DNA may best explain how extraordinary healings,
often reported by swimmers following dolphin contacts, have
occurred. DNA is activated, new research shows, by waves and particles of energized sound and light which, more than chemicals or drugs, switch
genes "on" or "off."
6.) The most frequent position during copulating humans is face to face. The only position of copulation for dolphins is face to face. Dolphins,
like humans, have sex even when they are not in heat which is unusual in the animal kingdom.
7.) In humans, birth is painful and often difficult because the infant's head - from the frontal lobes to the back - is larger than the mother's
pelvic floor. The shoulders are larger, too, making it necessary for the baby to advance through the birth canal in a spiral motion in order to come
out. Dolphin infants also spiral out through the birth canal.
8.) Biochemicaly, dolphins are still land mammals living in a marine environment.
9.) "The original sin was gravity and that we will only achieve redemption when we return to the water - as cetaceans did long ago."