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Monterey Bay Whale Watch
List of Marine Mammal Sightings
in the Monterey Bay Region

April 1-30, 2009

Note -- In addition to sightings on Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips, this list includes all reported marine mammal sightings for this region. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list.

These sightings are copyright protected and may not be used without permission from Nancy Black. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this information is a violation of federal copyright law, and is subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law.

Date #     Type of Animal(s)

4/30 p.m.     Killer Whales

4/30 a.m.     Killer Whales (predation on sea lion)
  12      Harbor Porpoise

4/29 p.m.     Humpback Whale

4/29 a.m.     Killer Whales
  25      Harbor Porpoise

4/28 14      Killer Whales

4/27 p.m. 30      Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/27 a.m. 30      Killer Whales (predation on gray whale)
      Humpback Whales

4/26 p.m.       No trip

4/26 a.m. 24      Killer Whales

4/26 early a.m. 24      Killer Whales

4/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/25 early a.m.     Humpback Whale

4/24 14      Killer Whales
  70      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/23 p.m. 23      Killer Whales

4/23 a.m. 23      Killer Whales

4/22 a.m. 20      Killer Whales (predation on gray whale)

4/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/21 a.m. 22      Killer Whales (transient type)

4/20 p.m. 19      Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/20 a.m. 10      Killer Whales (predation on gray whale)
      Humpback Whales

4/19 p.m. 26      Killer Whales

4/19 a.m. 26      Killer Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

4/19 early a.m. 26      Killer Whales (transient type)

4/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

4/18 early a.m.     Harbor Porpoise
      Poor weather

4/17 p.m. 28      Killer Whales (transient type)

4/17 a.m. 22      Killer Whales (transient type)

4/16 18      Killer Whales (transient type)

4/15        Poor weather

4/14        Poor weather

4/13        Poor weather

4/12 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  35      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/12 a.m.     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whale

4/12 early a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/11        Poor weather

4/10     Humpback Whales

4/9 p.m. 30      Risso's Dolphins

4/9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Harbor Porpoise

4/8 p.m. 10      Killer Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

4/8 a.m. 10      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Gray Whale
      Humpback Whale

4/7 p.m. 12      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on gray whale calf)
      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
  15      Harbor Porpoise

4/7 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Harbor Porpoise

4/6 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/5 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/5 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whale
  550      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/5 early a.m. 18      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Gray Whales

4/4 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/4 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/4 early a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/3        No trip, poor weather

4/2     Gray Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

4/1        No trip, poor weather

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