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

August 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)

8/31 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/31 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/30 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/30 a.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, males)
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  70      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/29       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Sea Lion)
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/28 p.m.       Basking Shark

8/28 a.m.       Humpback Whales

8/27 p.m.   11      Humpback Whales
  400      Risso's Dolphins

8/27 a.m.   17      Humpback Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Fur Seal

8/26 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/26 a.m.   14      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/25       Humpback Whales

8/24 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  12      Dall's Porpoise

8/24 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

8/23 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)

8/23 a.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  25      Risso's Dolphins

8/22 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/22 a.m.   25      Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/21 p.m.   20      Humpback Whales

8/21 a.m.   50      Humpback Whales
  12      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins

8/20 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/20 a.m.   17      Humpback Whales
  650      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/19 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/19 a.m.   22      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/18 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/18 a.m.   14      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  12      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

8/17 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/17 a.m.       Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale

8/16 p.m.       "Friendly" Humpback Whales
      Humpback Whales

8/16 a.m.       "Friendly" Humpback Whales
  10      Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/15 p.m.   14      Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins

8/15 a.m.   15      Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins
  25      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/14 p.m.   15      Humpback Whales

8/14 a.m.   26      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale

8/13 p.m.   22      Humpback Whales

8/13 a.m.   25      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  10      Risso's Dolphins

8/12 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/12 a.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Sea Lion)

8/11 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Basking Sharks

8/11 a.m.      Humpback Whale

8/10 p.m.      Humpback Whales

8/10 a.m.       Humpback Whale
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  1100      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/9 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

8/9 a.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/8 p.m.  16      Humpback Whales

8/8 a.m.   32      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/7 p.m.  12      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/7 a.m.   16      Humpback Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Elephant Seals

8/6   22      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

8/5 p.m.       Humpback Whales

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

8/4 p.m.       Humpback Whales

8/4 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  20      Harbor Porpoise

8/3 p.m.      Humpback Whales
      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/3 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/2 p.m.       Humpback Whale

8/2 a.m.      Humpback Whale
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  140      Risso's Dolphins

8/1       Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins


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