It’s National Dolphin Day! Watch some of the SeaWorld pod play

Check out some fun facts about dolphins

SAN ANTONIO – Happy National Dolphin Day!

Every year on April 14, SeaWorld and other organizations treat their dolphins to a celebration and entertain park guests with fun facts.

Can’t get enough dolphins?

Check out some fun facts provided by the park:

  • There are approximately 42 species of dolphins, three of which find a home at SeaWorld San Antonio… bottlenose dolphins, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and orcas (yes, orcas are actually the largest species of dolphins!).
  • Dolphins are indeed a type of whale, but not all whales are dolphins.
  • Porpoises and dolphins are a different species of whales. Dolphins have cone-shaped teeth, while porpoises have spade-shaped teeth.
  • Dolphins create a variety of vocalizations such as clicks, whistles and squeals which they use for their well-developed communication and echolocation skills.
  • Dolphins are mammals and possess the five characteristics of mammals… having hair, breathing air, giving live birth, nursing their young —underwater at that— and being warm-blooded.
  • Bottlenose dolphin at SeaWorld’s Discovery Point.

Guests at SeaWorld San Antonio can see bottlenose dolphins at SeaWorld’s Discovery Point, Pacific white-sided dolphins in the Ocean Discovery presentations, and orcas in the Orca Encounter presentation.

You can see some of the park’s pod of dolphins in the video player above.

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