National Dolphin Day
National Dolphin Day:
Celebrated on April 14th every year. The day to create an awareness of the Dolphin Welfare and to create a better environment for them.
|2018||14th April||Saturday||United States|
|2019||14th April||Sunday||United States|
|2020||14th April||Tuesday||United States|
Why Dolphin Day?
The Nation Dolphin Day is observed to create an awareness of the Dolphin Welfare. The fame of the dolphins arises in the year 1960 eventually resulting in Dolphinaria, where dolphins are exhibited and trained to perform sorts of tricks. Hence, The Captivity of Dolphins becomes a quite common right from the 19th Century.
In addition, the Dolphins face severe threats like the habitual loss, hunting, and pollution. Therefore, to overcome such issues, and to make this world peaceful for this intelligent mammal, this day is being observed as an annual event to create awareness among humankind to prevent further declination, and to create a better environment for them.
How we can Celebrate or Observe Dolphin Day:
Explore more about Dolphin and post the unknown facts, if any, using this Hash Tag #DolphinsUNKnown on social media. Countries like India, Hungary, Costa Rica, Chile banned the Captivity of Dolphin in the case for entertainment. The same can be implemented in our country too. Just post your comments regarding the dolphin captivity using this Hashtag #SayNoToDolphinCaptivity.
Moreover, some of the dolphin species are in its declining phase due to dolphin hunting. Thus, Hunting should be prohibited. Not only Humans, every creature on this earth has their own right to live. Therefore, we ought to create an awareness to eradicate hunting for various purposes. Use this Hashtag #DolphinHunting to share your opinion on the same.
Interesting Facts About Dolphin Day:
The term “Dolphin” is derived from the Greek word that in turn meant as “fish with a womb”. it belongs to “Cetacean” family and is the close relative of hippopotamuses. It consisted of a fat layer under its skin, which helps them to be warm under the influence of cold water. Dolphins can preserve Oxygen by slowing their heartbeat during diving in depth. Dolphins receive sound by only throat despite of the presence of the outer ear and it passes through a cavity filled by fat to the inner ear since its outer ear being separated from the skull by sinus pockets, that allow for hearing underwater.
Dolphins are a notable marine animal for its capability of producing sounds, which is identified as the loudest among all the other marine animals. Dolphins communicate by means of sounds like whistles and clicks. It has a connective tissue similarly appeared to be of Human vocal cord. Dolphin clicks are meant for echolocation. In addition„ A species called “Bottlenose Dolphins” does have a modulated respective whistle sound as its signature or name. Further, it communicates through these with others exactly as how the human has names. These individual sounds of whistle, remains their signature throughout their entire lifespan. Moreover, Bottlenose Dolphins have, a strong memory power in such a way that it able to recognize the respective whistle even after several years of non-communication. Boto, a species resides in the Amazon River, are believed to be shapeshifters and are capable of having children with women.
History of Dolphin Day:
The Origin of this day is certainly unknown, However, the day would have been created to create an awareness on the closure of Dolphinaria, where, dolphins are exhibited to the Critics around the country and also for the welfare of the dolphins as well. Many of such dolphinaria’s were closed due to the tremendous effort initiated and implemented by several animal welfare associations. Despite of the effort, several mammal parks are still functioning in the United States, which includes the Well-known SeaWorld marine mammal Parks.
The National Dolphin day also denoted as a Pet Health Awareness Event in the American Veterinary Medical Association and declared as an unofficial holiday in the United States.