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

October 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)

10/31        No trip

10/30 a.m.    26      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/29 p.m.    10      "Friendly" Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/29 a.m.    18      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/28 a.m.        Humpback Whales (3 "Friendlies")

10/27 p.m.    11      Humpback Whales

10/27 a.m.        Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
      Blue Shark

10/26 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

10/26 a.m.   20      Humpback Whales
  15      Dall's Porpoise

10/25 p.m.        Humpback Whales

10/25 a.m.    18      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

10/24 p.m.        Humpback Whales

10/24 a.m.    17      "Friendly" Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

10/23 p.m.        No trip due to weather

10/23 a.m.    27      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale

10/22 p.m.        Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/22 p.m.        Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/22 a.m.    25      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Blue Shark

10/21 p.m.        Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

10/21 a.m.   30      Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

10/20 p.m.        Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/20 a.m.        Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/19 p.m.    10      Humpback Whales
  10      Killer Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

10/19 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Elephant Seals

10/18 p.m.    12      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Harbor Porpoise

10/18 a.m.  15      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Elephant Seals

10/17 p.m.   11      Humpback Whales

10/17 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

10/16 p.m.        No trip due to rough seas

10/16 a.m.       Humpback Whales
  10      Dall's Porpoise

10/15 p.m.        Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

10/15 a.m.    15      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

10/14 p.m.   20      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

10/14 a.m.   40      Humpback Whales
  20      Dall's Porpoise

10/13 p.m.   31      Humpback Whales

10/13 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

10/12 p.m.       Humpback Whales
  20      Dall's Porpoise

10/12 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  14      Dall's Porpoise

10/11 a.m.  30      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/10 p.m.        No trip due to rough seas

10/9 p.m.        No trip due to rough seas

10/9 a.m.  12      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/8 p.m.        No trip due to rough seas

10/8 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

10/7 p.m.        No trip due to rough seas

10/7 a.m.  11      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

10/6 p.m.      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/6 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  20      Dall's Porpoise

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

10/5 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

10/4 p.m.   20      Humpback Whales

10/4 a.m.  10      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  12      Dall's Porpoise

10/3 p.m.       Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

10/3 a.m.   12      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphin
      Bottlenose Dolphins

10/2 p.m.   11      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

10/2 a.m.    12      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

10/1 p.m.  10      "Friendly" Humpback Whales

10/1 a.m.   25      Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  10      Bottlenose Dolphins


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