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

April 1-30, 2010

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.

These sightings are copyright protected and may not be used without permission from Nancy Black. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this information is a violation of federal copyright law, and is subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law.

Date #     Type of Animal(s)

4/30     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/29        No trip, poor weather

4/28 p.m.     Humpback Whale

4/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

4/27     Gray Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

4/26 p.m. 150      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins

4/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales

4/25 p.m.     Gray Whale

4/25 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Gray Whale

4/24 p.m. 35      Risso's Dolphins

4/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  700      Risso's Dolphins

4/23 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

4/23 a.m. 23      Killer Whales (transient type)
  700      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/22     "Friendly" Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  20      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins

4/21        Poor weather

4/20        Poor weather

4/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  400      Risso's Dolphins

4/19 a.m.     Gray Whale
  300      Risso's Dolphins

4/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins
      Killer Whales (transient type) *

4/18 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whale
  35      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins

4/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

4/17 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  80      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  15      Harbor Porpoise

4/16 p.m.     Humpback Whale

4/16 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/15 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

4/15 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Killer Whales *

4/14 p.m.     Gray Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins

4/14 a.m. 12      Killer Whales (transient type, *predation on gray whale)

4/13 p.m.     Gray Whale

4/13 a.m. 70      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins

4/12        Poor weather

4/11        Poor weather

4/10        Poor weather

4/9 a.m.     Gray Whales

4/8        No trip, poor weather

4/7 p.m.     Humpback Whale

4/7 a.m.     Gray Whales

4/6 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

4/5 p.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

4/5 a.m.     Gray Whales

4/4        Poor weather

4/3 p.m.     Humpback Whale

4/3 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

4/3 early a.m. 1300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/2 p.m.     Gray Whales

4/2 a.m.     Gray Whales

4/1 p.m. 40      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/1 a.m.     Gray Whales
  700      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

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