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

December 1-31, 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.

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Date #     Type of Animal(s)

12/31 p.m. 10      Gray Whales

12/31 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/30        No trips (bad weather)

12/29        No trips (bad weather)

12/28 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/27 p.m.     Gray Whales

12/27 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Killer Whale (male)

12/26 p.m. 12      Gray Whales

12/26 a.m.     Gray Whales

12/24 p.m.     Gray Whales

12/24 a.m.     Gray Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

12/23 p.m.     Gray Whales

12/23 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

12/22     Gray Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

12/21     Gray Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

12/20        No trip

12/19        No trip

12/18     Gray Whales

12/17        No trip

12/16     Gray Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

12/15     Risso's Dolphins

12/14     Gray Whale
  275      Risso's Dolphins

12/13     Gray Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

12/12     Gray Whale
  35      Risso's Dolphins

12/11     Minke Whale
  250      Risso's Dolphins

12/10 285      Risso's Dolphins

12/9        No trips

12/7     Blue Whales
  10      Killer Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

12/6 50      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1500      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/5        No trips

12/4 20      Risso's Dolphins (including calves)

12/3 200      Risso's Dolphins (including calves)

12/2        No trips

12/1        No trips

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