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

October 1-31, 2009

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)

(Missing sightings will be posted later.)

10/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  330      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

10/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales

10/17 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  55      Risso's Dolphins

10/16 p.m.     Blue Whales

10/16 a.m.     Blue Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

10/15 p.m. 15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  300      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/15 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/14 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/14 a.m. 250      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  75      Risso's Dolphins
  25      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/13     No trips (poor weather)

10/11 p.m.     Blue Whales
  200      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
      Blue Sharks

10/11 a.m.     Blue Whale
  500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

10/10 a.m.     Killer Whales
  1000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  300      Dall's Porpoise
  50      Harbor Porpoise
      Northern Elephant Seals
      Northern Fur Seal

10/9     Blue Whales
      Killer Whales
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Dall's Porpoise

10/8 p.m.     Blue Whales
  15      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/8 a.m. 200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

10/6     Humpback Whales
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/5 p.m.     Blue Whales

10/5 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whales

10/4     No trips

10/3     No trips

10/2     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

10/1 p.m.     Humpback Whale
      Tufted Puffins

10/1 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Minke Whale
  50      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  250      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins

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