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

July 1-31, 2010
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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)

7/31 late p.m. 10      Blue Whales
  14      Humpback Whales

7/31 p.m.     Blue Whales
  24      Humpback Whales

7/31 a.m.     Blue Whales
  32      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/30 p.m.     Blue Whales
  14      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/30 a.m.     Blue Whales
  45      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

7/29 late p.m.     Blue Whales
  30      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/29 p.m.     Blue Whales
  60      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/29 a.m.     Blue Whales
  55      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  60      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/28 late p.m.     Blue Whales
  18      Humpback Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins

7/28 p.m.     Blue Whales
  35      Humpback Whales
  125      Risso's Dolphins

7/28 a.m.     Blue Whales
  26      Humpback Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/27 late p.m. 10      Blue Whales
  45      Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

7/27 p.m. 12      Blue Whales
  55      Humpback Whales
  100      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/27 a.m. 17      Blue Whales
  70      Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/26 late p.m.     Blue Whales
  45      Humpback Whales

7/26 p.m.     Blue Whales
  35      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/26 a.m.     Blue Whales
  60      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  12      Harbor Porpoise

7/25 late p.m. 12      Blue Whales
  60      Humpback Whales

7/25 p.m. 12      Blue Whales
  35      Humpback Whales
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  125      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/25 a.m. 20      Blue Whales
  55      Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2200      Risso's Dolphins

7/24 late p.m. 10      Blue Whales
  14      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Harbor Porpoise

7/24 p.m. 10      Blue Whales
  17      Humpback Whales
  80      Risso's Dolphins
  70      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/24 a.m. 12      Blue Whales
  35      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Basking Shark

7/23 late p.m.     Blue Whales
  15      Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/23 p.m. 18      Blue Whales
  60      Humpback Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

7/23 a.m. 21      Blue Whales
  70      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/22 late p.m.     Blue Whales
  17      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

7/22 p.m. 13      Blue Whales
  60      Humpback Whales
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/22 a.m. 12      Blue Whales
  85      Humpback Whales

7/21 late p.m. 18      Blue Whales
  70+      Humpback Whales

7/21 p.m. 18      Blue Whales
  52      Humpback Whales

7/21 a.m. 17      Blue Whales
  40      Humpback Whales

7/20 p.m. 20      Blue Whales
  40      Humpback Whales

7/20 a.m. 23      Blue Whales
  45      Humpback Whales

7/19 late p.m. 20      Blue Whales
  10      Humpback Whales

7/19 p.m. 24      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/19 a.m. 22      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales

7/18 p.m. 25      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/18 a.m. 26      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/17 late p.m. 12      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/17 p.m. 18      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/17 a.m. 14      Blue Whales
  10      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/16 late p.m. 16      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

7/16 p.m. 18      Blue Whales
  12      Humpback Whales
  70      Risso's Dolphins

7/16 a.m. 28      Blue Whales
  13      Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/15 a.m. 25      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales

7/14 late p.m. 20      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/14 p.m. 22      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

7/14 a.m. 20      Blue Whales
  12      Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/13 late p.m. 23      Blue Whales (lunge feeding)
      Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/13 p.m. 26      Blue Whales (lunge feeding on surface krill)
  12      Humpback Whales (friendly humpback)
      Minke Whale
  120      Risso's Dolphins

7/13 a.m. 24      Blue Whales (lunge feeding)
  12      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  14      Harbor Porpoise

7/12 late p.m. 17      Blue Whales (lunge feeding on krill)
  10      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/12 p.m. 15      Blue Whales (lunge feeding on krill)
      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  12      Harbor Porpoise

7/12 a.m. 12      Blue Whales
  15      Humpback Whales (friendly whale and lunge feeding)
  80      Risso's Dolphins

7/11 late p.m. 15      Blue Whales
  30      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  60      Risso's Dolphins

7/11 p.m. 24      Blue Whales
  58      Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

7/11 a.m. 28      Blue Whales
  22      Humpback Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins

7/10 late p.m. 16      Blue Whales
  26      Humpback Whales

7/10 p.m. 20      Blue Whales
  35      Humpback Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins

7/10 a.m. 14      Blue Whales
  55      Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  2200      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/9 p.m.     Blue Whales
  18      Humpback Whales

7/9 a.m. 23      Blue Whales
  46      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

7/8 p.m.     Blue Whales
  32      Humpback Whales

7/8 a.m. 12      Blue Whales
  51      Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins

7/7 p.m. 13      Blue Whales
  43      Humpback Whales
  220      Risso's Dolphins

7/7 a.m. 21      Blue Whales
  65      Humpback Whales

7/6 p.m. 14      Blue Whales
  26      Humpback Whales

7/6 a.m.     Blue Whales
  28      Humpback Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise
      (40+ other whales in area)

7/5 p.m. 18      Blue Whales
  24      Humpback Whales
      (60+ blue whales estimated to be throughout area,
and 80+ humpback whales at minimum)

7/5 a.m. 28      Blue Whales
  40      Humpback Whales
      (60+ blue whales estimated to be throughout area,
and 80+ humpback whales at minimum; above lists whales
we counted on our trip with many others we didn't get to)

7/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  85      Risso's Dolphins

7/4 a.m. 34      Humpback Whales

7/3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

7/3 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  45      Risso's Dolphins
  25      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/2 18      Humpback Whales
  650      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/1 22      Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins


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