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

May 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)

5/31 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

5/31 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins
  2200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

5/30 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whale
  350      Risso's Dolphins

5/29 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins

5/29 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  2400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  4000      Risso's Dolphins
  2000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/28 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  450      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1400      Risso's Dolphins
  1500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins

5/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2200      Risso's Dolphins
  2500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  1800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  1400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/24 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  1500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/23 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  125      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/23 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  1300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins
  900      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

5/22 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  35      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  120      Risso's Dolphins

5/22 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/21 p.m. 15      Risso's Dolphins

5/21 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
  200      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/20     Humpback Whales
  1200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/19 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

5/19 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  10      Harbor Porpoise

5/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/18 a.m. 900      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  80      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/16 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/16 a.m. 10      Killer Whales (transient type)
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/15 300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/14     Humpback Whales
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/13 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/13 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/12        No trip, poor weather

5/11 12      Humpback Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/10 10      Humpback Whales
  800      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/9     Humpback Whale
  750      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/8     Humpback Whales
  400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/7     Humpback Whales

5/6 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/5 p.m.        Poor weather

5/5 a.m.     Killer Whales (feeding on gray whale, predation on elephant seal)

5/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/4 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  2000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/3 p.m. 14      Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales

5/3 a.m. 14      Killer Whales (predation on gray whale)
      Humpback Whales

5/2 p.m.     Killer Whales
      Humpback Whale

5/2 a.m.     Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

5/1 p.m. 39      Killer Whales

5/1 a.m.     Killer Whales
      Humpback Whales
  16      Harbor Porpoise


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