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

September 1-30, 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)

9/30 p.m.       Humpback Whales

9/30 a.m.  11      "Friendly" Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

9/29 p.m.   10      "Friendly" Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/29 a.m.   14      Humpback Whales
  20      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Fur Seal

9/28 p.m.   13      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/28 p.m.   12      Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/27 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise

9/27 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  50      Dall's Porpoise

9/26 p.m.  62      Risso's Dolphins

9/26 a.m.   10      Humpback Whales

9/25 p.m.       Humpback Whales

9/25 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/24 p.m.      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

9/24 a.m.      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

9/23 p.m.       Humpback Whales

9/23 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/22      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/21 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/21 a.m.   50      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/20 p.m.       Humpback Whales

9/20 a.m.   17      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

9/19 p.m.       "Friendly" Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/19 a.m.   50      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Elephant Seal
      Northern Fur Seal

9/18 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/18 a.m.       Humpback Whales (3 "friendly" )
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/17 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins

9/17 a.m.   30      Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

9/16 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/16 a.m.   20      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/15 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/15 a.m.   15      Dall's Porpoise
      Mola Mola
      Blue Sharks

9/14 p.m.       Humpback Whales

9/14 a.m.       Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/13 p.m.   12      Humpback Whales

9/13 a.m.   18      Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/12   20      Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins
  12      Dall's Porpoise

9/11 p.m.       Humpback Whales

9/11 a.m.   17      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/10 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/10 a.m.   15      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/9 p.m.       Humpback Whales

9/9 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

9/8 p.m.   12      Humpback Whales

9/8 a.m.   20      Humpback Whales
      Large Mola Mola

9/7 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

9/7 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/6 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

9/6 a.m.      Blue Whale
      Humpback Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/4 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  14      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Minke Whale)

9/4 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/3       Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/2 p.m.   15      Humpback Whales

9/2 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  125      Risso's Dolphins

9/1       Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins


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