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

November 1-30, 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.

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Date #     Type of Animal(s)

11/30 12      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  30      Risso's Dolphins

11/29 p.m.     Killer Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

11/29 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
  220      Risso's Dolphins

11/28       No trip

11/27     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  12      Dall's Porpoise

11/26       No trip

11/25 p.m. 34      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

11/25 a.m. 32      Humpback Whales
  1800      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/24 35      Humpback Whales
  75      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  1500      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/23 45      Humpback Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

11/22 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Humpback Whales in area*

11/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
  40      Humpback Whales in area*

11/21 18      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

11/20       No trip, poor weather

11/19       No trip, poor weather

11/18       No trip, poor weather

11/17 12      Humpback Whales
  35      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/16 21      Humpback Whales
  85      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

(Missing sightings will be posted later.)

11/12       No trip

11/11     Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

11/10     Humpback Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

(Missing sightings will be posted later.)

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