World Marine Mammal Protection Day and World Whale Day
World Marine Mammal Protection Day and World Whale Day is held on February 9. It is celebrated since 1986. This event in the first decade of the month February is annual. Help us
As some of the top predators of the oceans, marine mammals play an important role in the food web and help ensure balance in the ocean's ecosystem. There are 130 described species of marine mammals living in the earth's oceans. They are divided into three orders: Cetacea (dolphins, whales, and porpoises), Sirenia (sea cows), and Carnivora (carnivores). Within those orders are several suborders and families.
Since cetaceans are mammals, they have hair at some point in their life! dolphins are no exception. Dolphins have a few whiskers around their snout in the womb and when they are first born but they soon lose them.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Lei Day in Hawaii on May 1 (Each island in Hawaii has a special flower that represents that specific island, a holiday celebrated around the wearing and production of leis);
Ka Hae Hawaiʻi Day on July 31 (Hawaii, United States);
Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week on February 7 (February 7-14);
Ice Music Festival in Finse, Norway on February 7 (They claim to be “the coolest outdoor experience” — and they’re probably right);
World Pulses Day on February 10 (UN: A/RES/73/251. Dried beans, lentils and peas are the most commonly known and consumed types of pulses. Pulses are a type of leguminous crop that are harvested solely for the dry seed.)