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

May 1-31, 2010
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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)

5/31 10      Humpback Whales
  80      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/30 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/29 15      Humpback Whales
  85      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

5/28 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales

5/28 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales

5/27     Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

5/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  55      Risso's Dolphins

5/25     Humpback Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

5/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

5/24 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  2300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  2500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/23        Poor weather

5/22     Humpback Whale, poor weather

5/21        No trip, poor weather

5/20     Humpback Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2000      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

5/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  220      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales (surface feed on krill)
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/16 p.m.     Gray Whales (feed on krill)

5/16 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/15 p.m.     Blue Whale (feeding on surface krill!)
      Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/15 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Gray Whale (skim feeding on krill)
  700      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/14 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins

5/14 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/13 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/13 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whale
  40      Risso's Dolphins

5/12     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  200      Risso's Dolphins

5/11     Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  70      Risso's Dolphins

5/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

5/10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Gray Whale

5/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/8 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

5/7     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Harbor Porpoise

5/6     Humpback Whale
  350      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

5/5        No trip, poor weather

5/4     Humpback Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  130      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/3     Humpback Whales
  800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2200      Risso's Dolphins
  1500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/2 180      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/1     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise


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