Thursday, April 14, 2016

National Dolphin Day is Flipping Awesome!

Every year on April 14th people in the United Sates participate in National Dolphin Day. Though thousands are involved, there are still many people in the nation that are unaware of this national holiday. Right now, Hinesly Orthodontics has a goal to help raise animal awareness, so recognizing a day such as this is a wonderful way for us to help our patients learn a little more about this amazing creature.

Keep reading to learn some fun facts about dolphins.

Did you know…
  • Dolphins are cetacean mammals that are related to whales and porpoises.
  • They range in size from 4 ft to up to 30 feet,
  • Dolphins are among almost forty species in 17 genera.
  • They are found worldwide, and they prefer the shallower seas of the continental shelves.
  • As carnivores, their diet consists of mostly fish and squid. 
  • Male dolphins are referred to as a bull. 
  • Female dolphins are referred to as a cow. 
  • Young dolphins are referred to as a calf. 
  • A group of dolphins is called a school or pod. 
Dolphins are friendly sea creatures known to have acute eyesight both in and out of water, as well as a well-developed sense of touch. They live in pods of up to a dozen dolphins and are highly social animals. The United States national Marine mammal Foundation conducted a study that revealed that dolphins, like humans, develop a natural form of type2 diabetes which may lead to a better understanding of the disease for both humans and dolphins. Though National Dolphin Day is an unofficial holiday, it is listed as part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Health Awareness Events.

Hinesly Orthodontics is trying to give back this month and next by donating $1 to our local humane society for every new Facebook like we get. Please help us to spread animal awareness, and generate donations by Liking us on Facebook.

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