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

December 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)

12/31 p.m.     Gray Whales
  1500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

12/31 a.m.     Gray Whales
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/30 p.m.     Gray Whales
  135      Risso's Dolphins

12/30 a.m.     Gray Whale
  320      Risso's Dolphins

12/29 p.m.     Gray Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins

12/29 a.m.     Gray Whales
  115      Risso's Dolphins

12/28 p.m.     Gray Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins

12/28 a.m.     Gray Whales
  1400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

12/27 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

12/27 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  270      Risso's Dolphins

12/26 p.m.     Gray Whale
  250      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

12/26 a.m. 250      Risso's Dolphins

12/25       No trip - Christmas holiday

12/24 p.m. 65      Risso's Dolphins

12/24 a.m.     Gray Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

12/23 p.m.     Killer Whales
  40      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins

12/23 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
  70      Risso's Dolphins

12/22     Gray Whales
  800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

12/21 p.m. 250      Risso's Dolphins

12/21 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/20 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
  200      Risso's Dolphins

12/20 a.m. 40      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Dall's Porpoise

12/19 p.m. 30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins

12/19 a.m.     Gray Whale
  1800      Risso's Dolphins

12/15     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/2     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Dall's Porpoise

12/1     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise


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