Aquariums are good for the soul
Science has now confirmed what fishkeeping fans have known for some time: watching fish, shrimps and so on in their underwater world is relaxing and promotes well-being. Standing by a gently babbling river, watching the water or gazing out over a favourite landscape – again and again, studies confirm that calm moments in nature help people to relax.
Researchers at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth have now proven that aquariums – and the fish that live in them – offer the same form of relaxation. Its huge tanks have been pulling in the crowds for a long time now. When one of the tanks was restored and gradually filled with new aquatic creatures, the scientists seized the opportunity to conduct a small study.