National Dolphin Day
National Dolphin Day is observed next on Sunday, April 14th, 2024 (133 days from today).
To raise an awareness of the Dolphin Welfare and to create a better environment for them, there is a special day for them on April 14th every year.
National Dolphin Day is celebrated on April 14 every year. Dolphins are widely distributed aquatic animals and belong to a diverse group of aquatic animals. Dolphins are crustacean mammals related to dolphins and whales. There are nearly 40 extinct species of dolphins around the world. National Dolphin Day is an unofficial holiday that mainly focuses on the general plight of dolphins.
Some truths about National Dolphin Day
National Dolphin Day was created so that we could all pay tribute to this amazing mammal. Dolphins are extremely intelligent, as well as very sociable creatures. You may have even had the chance to swim with dolphins before, and so you'll get to experience firsthand how amazing these creatures are.
Dolphins are related to dolphins and whales. They are mammals of the cetacean family that can be as small as 4 feet or as large as 30 feet. These mammals also prefer shallower seas, which is why there are so many opportunities for us to admire their beauty.
If you spend some time reading about dolphins on Dolphin Day, we're sure you'll be amazed at some of the information you find. Did you know that dolphins have built-in sonar? Echolocation to navigate and locate their food is the way that dolphin use. They essentially "see" sound, as the noise comes from the dolphin's surroundings and various objects. Bats also have this superpower!
There are many other interesting and fascinating facts about dolphins. We recommend that you spend some time learning more about the different species of dolphins. A lot of people assume that all dolphins look the same, but that's not the case. Dolphin has approximately 40 different species including pink dolphins, white and black dolphins. Moreover, there are some special species that maybe there are no fins on their backs, or there are no beaks! As you can see, everything has a lot of differences and destiny; therefore, it is interesting for you to study about them.
The most favorite facts about dolphins are that they are able to call each other names! And we don't mean nasty names! Scientists have discovered that dolphins call each other by a certain name.
History of National Dolphin Day
Listed in AVMA's Pet Health Awareness Events, National Dolphin Day celebrates the beauty of dolphins. Dolphins exist at the top of the food chain and provide balance to the marine environment.
They give marine biologists a good look at the current state of the ocean. There are more than 40 species of dolphins in the wild. Dolphins are an extremely intelligent mammal that belongs to the toothed whale family such as orcas and pilot whales.
Dolphins give birth to their tails first, have built-in sonar and use their pads as a heating and cooling system for their bodies. While the most famous dolphin species is the bottlenose dolphin, there are also freshwater dolphins, such as the Amazon River dolphin.
Others include the Ganges river dolphin and the Indus river dolphin, all of which mainly inhabit the Forest Rivers of the region. Dolphins also own the most complex languages in the animal kingdom. Dolphins have even been known to refer to other people by a certain name.
National Dolphin Day celebrates the uniqueness of these dolphin creatures in the ecosystem. It aims to educate people about dolphin behavior and spread love for these playful creatures. Whether you're on vacation in the tropics or visiting an aquarium, this is the time to go meet the dolphins and say hello.
They can provide a better understanding for humans. Although they exhibit different behaviors and look very different, they remind us of the friendly, social behavior they exhibit.
How to celebrate National Dolphin Day
Discover more about Dolphin and post unknown facts, if any, using this #DolphinsUNKnown Hash Tag on social media. Countries such as India, Hungary, Costa Rica, and Chile have banned the captive breeding of dolphins in the case of entertainment. The same can be done in our country. Just post your comments on dolphin captive breeding using this #SayNoToDolphinCaptivity Hashtag.
Furthermore, some dolphin species are in decline due to dolphin poaching. So Hunting should be banned. Not only Humans, all living things on this earth have the right to their own life. Therefore, we must create an awareness to eliminate hunting for different purposes. Use the hashtag #DolphinHunting to share your opinion.
ObservedNational Dolphin Day has been observed annually on April 14th.
Thursday, April 14th, 2022
Friday, April 14th, 2023
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Monday, April 14th, 2025
Tuesday, April 14th, 2026