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

August 1-31, 2009
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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.

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Date #     Type of Animal(s)

8/31 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whale

8/31 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/30     Humpback Whales
  1600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins
  1700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/29 10      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/28 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

8/28 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

8/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Dall's Porpoise
      Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/27 a.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Minke Whale
  150      Risso's Dolphins

8/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

8/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  10      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

8/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Killer Whales (transient type)

8/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins

8/23 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/23 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/22 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales

8/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  11      Killer Whales (transient type)

8/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  450      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Killer Whales*

8/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

8/19 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

8/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/18 a.m.     Harbor Porpoise

8/17 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/17 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Killer Whales*

8/16 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/16 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  350      Risso's Dolphins

8/15 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/15 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/14 24      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  2000      Risso's Dolphins

8/13 13      Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/12 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/12 a.m. 70      Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

8/11 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise
      Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/11 a.m. 110      Humpback Whales, surface lunge feeding on krill
  30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  12      Bottlenose Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
  10      Dall's Porpoise

8/10 90      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

8/9 p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Minke Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

8/9 a.m. 105      Humpback Whales
  12      Blue Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

8/8 p.m. 65      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
  12      Dall's Porpoise

8/8 a.m. 85      Humpback Whales
  15      Blue Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/7 p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

8/7 a.m. 60      Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/6 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins

8/6 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/5 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/5 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

8/4 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  85      Risso's Dolphins

8/4 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  400      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

8/3 18      Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

8/2 p.m. 24      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

8/2 a.m. 26      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  900      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

8/1 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  600      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/1 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  35      Northern Right Whale Dolphins


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