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

July 1-31, 2008
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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)

7/31 p.m.       Humpback Whales

7/31 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/30 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

7/30 a.m.       Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

7/29 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/29 a.m.       Humpback Whale
  65      Risso's Dolphins

7/28 p.m.       Humpback Whales

7/28 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

7/27 p.m.       Humpback Whales

7/27 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  10    Dall's Porpoise

7/26 p.m.       Humpback Whales

7/26 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/24 p.m.   18      Humpback Whales

7/24 a.m.   30      Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

7/23 p.m.   28      Humpback Whales

7/23 a.m.   42      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Fur Seal

7/22 p.m.   25      Humpback Whales

7/22 a.m.   24      Humpback Whales
  450      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/21 p.m.   22      Humpback Whales

7/21 a.m.   23      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  25      Risso's Dolphins

7/20 p.m.   25      Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

7/20 a.m.   27      Humpback Whales

7/19 p.m.       Humpback Whales

7/19 a.m.   15      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

7/18 p.m.       Humpback Whales

7/18 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  12    Dall's Porpoise

7/17     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (offshore type)

7/16 p.m.   10      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/16 a.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (offshore type)
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  15      Killer Whales*

7/15 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins

7/15 a.m.   22      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  70      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/14 p.m.   12      Humpback Whales
  120      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/14 a.m.   40      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  750      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  18    Dall's Porpoise
      Basking Sharks

7/13 p.m.   16      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/13 a.m.   14      Humpback Whale
  800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1100      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
    Dall's Porpoise

7/12 p.m.       Humpback Whale
  650      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  850      Risso's Dolphins
  700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/12 a.m.   16      Humpback Whale
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  1700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/11 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/11 a.m.       Humpback Whale
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  900      Risso's Dolphins
  700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/9 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/9 a.m.       Blue Whale
  12      Humpback Whales
  450      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/8 p.m.       Blue Whale
      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
  12      Harbor Porpoise

7/8 a.m.   11      Humpback Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  15      Harbor Porpoise

7/7 p.m.       Blue Whale
      Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

7/7 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  700      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  450      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/6 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Killer Whales *

7/6 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/5 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/5 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

7/4 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins

7/4 a.m.   22      Humpback Whales
  1800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  70      Risso's Dolphins
  5000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/3 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins
  2000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/3 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
over  6000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/2 p.m.   15      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

7/2 a.m.   24      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/1 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

7/1 a.m.   26      Humpback Whales
  80      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
    Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise


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