It’s National Dolphin Day! Dolphins are charismatic sea creatures, loved for their playfulness and agility. They are social, intelligent, and captivating to watch as they leap through the water. Dolphins are mammals, just like us, and they are also in the same family as whales.
Dolphins are found all over the world, mostly in salt water – but some do live in fresh water. There are about 40 different species of dolphins, ranging in color and size. Some dolphins can be as large as 30 feet! Because dolphins are social animals, they travel in packs of 5 to 700. Dolphins communicate with each other using special sounds and whistles.
Celebrate National Dolphin Day by going to a beach or on a boat ride to see some dolphins. If you don’t live near a spot populated with dolphins, don’t worry! There are tons of fascinating online videos you can watch instead.
- April 14, 2019 is also National Pecan Day