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Dolphins warms our hearts when we see them because they always seem like they’re so happy to see us! These energetic, playful porpoises provide not only joy for people but also help protect the marine ecosystem that is our ocean waters.

Dolphin Day is a day dedicated to dolphins, aimed at educating people about dolphins and how they help protect the oceans.

History of Dolphin Day

Listed under the AVMA’s Pet Health Awareness Events, Dolphin Day celebrates the beauty of dolphins. Dolphins exist at the top of the food chain and provide a balance to the marine environment.

They give marine biologists a good look into the current health of the ocean. There are over 40 species of dolphins out there in the wild. Dolphins are highly intelligent mammals that are part of the toothed whale family, which also includes orcas and pilot whales.

Dolphins give birth tail first, have built-in sonar, and use their blubber as a heating and cooling system for their bodies. While the most famous dolphin is the bottlenose dolphin, there are also dolphins that live in freshwater, such as the Amazon river dolphin.

Others include the Ganges river dolphin, and Indus river dolphin, all of which primarily reside in the rivers of the region’s forests. Dolphins also have one of the most complex languages in the animal kingdom. Dolphins have even been known to refer to others by a given name.

Dolphin Day celebrates the uniqueness of these porpoise creatures out in the ecosystem. It aims to educate people about the behavior of dolphins and spread the love for these joyful creatures. Whether you’re on vacation in the tropics or are visiting an oceanarium, this is the time to head over to the dolphins and say hi.

These creatures can help provide a better understanding of humans. Though they exhibit different behaviors and look hugely different, they remind us of our social, friendly behavior they exhibit.

How to Celebrate Dolphin Day

Celebrate this day by learning more about these fantastic creatures. Take the time to learn the difference between each species and make a comparison. If you know someone or are someone who loves dolphins, host a dolphin themed party.

Buy yourself or your friend a dolphin stuffie and save enough money to go on a vacation trip out to the ocean. Once there you can enjoy these creatures in person. Share this holiday with your friends and family and support your nonprofit organization to help keep these creatures and the marine ecosystem alive.

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