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Yey! This April 14, 2018, it’s NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY!

Guess what? This April 14, 2018, it’s NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY! So let’s celebrate ALL week from April 14-April 21!

That’s right. It’s time to show our appreciation for these incredible marine mammals.

First, let’s take a look at some general dolphin information. Then we’ll talk about what we as humans can do to make dolphins lives better.

What are dolphins?

Dolphins, as well as whales and porpoises, are cetacean mammals. More specifically they are Delphinidae, which includes all dolphins.

How big are dolphins?

In total, there are more than 40 species of dolphins worldwide. Their length ranges from 4 to 30 feet, while their weight goes from 88 lbs. to a whopping 22,000 lbs.

How do dolphins behave?

Dolphins are highly social animals with extreme intelligence. Their also known to exhibit signs of altruism.

There have been several documented cases of dolphins rescuing humans from shark attacks! That means they are putting their own lives at risk, in order to rescue a stranger from a different species. Let’s be honest. Many humans won’t even do that for other humans.

THAT’S how incredible dolphins are.

So, in that spirit, let’s return the favor, shall we?

How we can help dolphins

Alone, it’s difficult to make a real substantive difference in the world. But together? The sky is the limit!

The same goes for helping dolphins. So, the first thing you need to do is find an organization that dedicates its entire existence to helping dolphins.

The Amazing Dolphinaris Foundation

Need helping find such an organization? Check no further than the Dolphinaris Foundation. Let’s take a quick look at all of the accomplishments Dolphinaris has contributed to dolphins everywhere.

Dolphin Education

There’s no better time to start education than childhood. With that in mind, the Dolphinaris Foundation invites local schools to participate in guided tours. Here they will learn fun dolphin facts and see real dolphins up-close. This is the type of field trip your children will remember forever. Learn more here about a field trip to Dolphinaris Arizona here.

Take things a step further with Summer Camp at Dolphinaris Arizona in Scottsdale. Students between grades 5-12 can participate from June 4-August 24, 2018. There’s a limitation of 10 students per day, so click here to book now before it gets sold out!

 

Dolphin Conservation

Everyone can talk the talk. But the Dolphinaris Foundation also walks the walk. In 2015, in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma del Carmen, the Dolphinaris Foundation conducted a conservation project in Campeche, Mexico.

By collecting data from this dolphin-rich area, they were able to infer the health status of dolphins from the entire ecosystem.

Dolphin Research

The Dolphinaris Foundation works closely with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Working closely with Dr. Andreas Fahlman, they used diagnostic equipment to gather more evidence on dolphin’s respiratory system.

This, in turn, will lead to better detection of dolphin diseases.

How can I help the Dolphinaris Foundation?

It’s simple! Come visit Dolphinaris Arizona in Phoenix. It is a wonderful location to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime-experience by swimming with a dolphin.

Best part?

Part of every sale goes to the Dolphinaris Foundation!

If you’re a true dolphin lover, don’t just say it to the world. Show it by visiting Dolphinaris         Arizona and in turn helping the Dolphinaris Foundation.

Have a fun National Dolphin Day!