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

September 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)

9/30     Blue Whales
  60      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  125      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/29        No trip, poor weather

9/28     Humpback Whales
  60      Killer Whales (offshore type)

9/27 p.m.        Poor weather
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/27 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)

9/26 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/25     Blue Whales

9/23     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins

9/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

9/21 a.m. 13      Killer Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
  75      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

9/20 p.m.     Killer Whales

9/20 a.m.     Killer Whales

9/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

9/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Dall's Porpoise

9/18 a.m.     Blue Whale
  50      Risso's Dolphins

9/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

9/17 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

9/16 p.m.     Blue Whale

9/16 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

9/15     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales*

9/14 p.m.        Poor weather

9/14 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

9/13 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

9/13 a.m. 11      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Harbor Porpoise
      Leatherback Sea Turtle

9/12 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)

9/12 a.m. 12      Killer Whales (transient type)
  10      Harbor Porpoise

9/11 12      Killer Whales (transient type)
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

9/10 p.m.        Poor weather

9/10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  55      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

9/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/9 a.m.     Blue Whale
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  13      Harbor Porpoise

9/8 p.m.     Blue Whale

9/8 a.m.     Blue Whale
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/7     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  900      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Blue Whales*

9/6 p.m.     Blue Whales

9/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

9/5 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/5 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/4     Humpback Whales

9/3     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Dall's Porpoise)
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins
  1500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/1     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

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