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

January 1-31, 2009
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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)

1/31 p.m. 10      Gray Whales

1/31 a.m.     Gray Whales

1/31 early a.m. 15      Gray Whales

1/30 20      Gray Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins

1/29 p.m. 20      Gray Whales
  10      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/29 a.m.     Gray Whales

1/28 10      Gray Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins

1/27 p.m. 10      Gray Whales

1/27 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  345      Risso's Dolphins

1/26        No Trips

1/25 a.m.     Gray Whale

1/25 early a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  70      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

1/24 p.m. 20      Gray Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/24 a.m. 16      Gray Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/23 18      Gray Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/22        No Trips

1/21     Gray Whales

1/20 a.m. 58      Gray Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

1/20 early a.m. 25      Gray Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

1/19 p.m. 40      Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

1/19 a.m. 45      Gray Whales

1/18 p.m. 18      Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

1/18 a.m. 20      Gray Whales
  20      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/18 early a.m.     Gray Whales

1/17 p.m. 25      Gray Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

1/17 a.m. 30      Gray Whales

1/17 early a.m. 20      Gray Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

1/16 p.m. 40      Gray Whales

1/16 a.m. 30      Gray Whales

1/15 p.m. 30      Gray Whales

1/15 a.m. 15      Gray Whales

1/14 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/14 a.m.     Gray Whales
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  12      Risso's Dolphins

1/13 p.m. 27      Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

1/13 a.m. 30      Gray Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/12 p.m. 18      Gray Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

1/12 a.m. 19      Gray Whales

1/11 p.m. 15      Gray Whales

1/11 a.m. 30      Gray Whales

1/10 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

1/10 a.m. 25      Gray Whales

1/9 p.m. 20      Gray Whales

1/9 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

1/8 11      Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

1/7 17      Gray Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

1/6 p.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

1/6 a.m. 11      Gray Whales

1/5     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins

1/4 p.m.     Gray Whales

1/4 a.m. 27      Gray Whales
  1000      Risso's Dolphins

1/4 early a.m.     Gray Whales
  700      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/3 p.m. 15      Gray Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins

1/3 a.m. 20      Gray Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

1/3 early a.m. 20      Gray Whales

1/2 p.m.     Gray Whales
  500      Risso's Dolphins

1/2 a.m.     Gray Whales
  400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/1 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
  1000      Risso's Dolphins

1/1 a.m.     Gray Whales
  600      Risso's Dolphins


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