April 14, 2021 – National Dolphin Day | Look Up At The Sky Day
Did You Know That Dolphins Are Known To Rescue Humans In The Open Waters?
Welcome to April 14, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the dogs of the sea and a view of the big sky.
Few things in the animal kingdom inspire the spirit of playfulness more than the dolphin. These mammals display super intelligence and an affinity for their human counterparts. But even more remarkable, are the countless stories of wild dolphins saving humans in open waters. A young boy in Southern Italy was saved from drowning by a dolphin known locally as Filippo. A pod of dolphins circled a shark bitten surfer, until he was able to make it back to the California shore. And a group of 12 divers who found themselves surrounded by sharks in The Red Sea, were attended to for 13 hours by a pod of wild dolphins. Not only did the dolphins keep the sharks at bay, they also showed the rescue boat where each diver was until all the humans had been saved. On National Dolphin Day, we celebrate these aquatic wonders that appear to be man’s best ocean friend.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—well, all of the above, probably. During the course of the day, it’s easy to focus on what’s at eye-level. But there’s so much going on overhead as well that we never notice. Well, most of us, anyway. The sky has been a source of inspiration for artists and musicians as far back as anyone can remember. There’s Lucy up there in the sky, and ice cream castles floating overhead. And don’t get us started on those starry, starry nights. Sometimes it’s nice to lie back and watch the world above. Take some time to see what you’ve been missing today or later tonight as we celebrate Look Up at the Sky Day.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.