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

August 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)

8/31 p.m.     Humpback Whales (feeding)
      Fin Whales (feeding)

8/31 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales (feeding)
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales (feeding)

8/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales (feeding)
      Blue Whales

8/30 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales (feeding)
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
         Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/29 p.m.     Humpback Whales (feeding)
      Blue Whales

8/29 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Killer Whales
  160      Risso's Dolphins

8/28     Humpback Whales (feeding)
      Blue Whales
      Fin Whales (feeding)
  10      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

8/27 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  150      Risso's Dolphins

8/26 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

8/26 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

8/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins (with calves)

8/25 a.m. 40      Humpback Whales
  100      Risso's Dolphins

8/24 a.m. 24      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/23 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  320      Risso's Dolphins

8/22 p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  18      Risso's Dolphins

8/22 a.m. 24      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/21 pm. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/21 a.m. 37      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Killer Whales
      Mola Mola

8/20 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/20 a.m. 45      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/19 p.m. 32      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/19 a.m. 42      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  80      Risso's Dolphins

8/18 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/18 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/17 p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/16 p.m. 28      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/16 a.m. 47      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

8/15 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/15 a.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/14 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/14 a.m. 36      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

8/13 p.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/13 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
  12      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

8/12 p.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/12 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/11 late p.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/11 p.m. 55      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  500      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  1200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/11 a.m. 45      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/10 late p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/10 p.m. 19      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/10 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/9 late p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/9 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins

8/9 a.m. 26      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/8 late p.m. 13      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

8/8 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  60      Risso's Dolphins

8/8 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  120      Risso's Dolphins

8/7 late p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

8/7 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/7 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/6 late p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  40      Risso's Dolphins

8/6 p.m. 17      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/6 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/5 late p.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/5 p.m. 16      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/5 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins

8/4 late p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

8/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Harbor Porpoise

8/4 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins

8/3 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

8/3 a.m. 35      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

8/2 p.m. 26      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

8/2 a.m. 30      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  30      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/1 late p.m. 23      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Harbor Porpoise

8/1 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  10      Harbor Porpoise

8/1 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  1500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins


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