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Whale Watching Sightings Log 2014

Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Sightings

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2014 Whale Watching Sightings

Date # of Trips Bottlenose Dolphin Common Dolphin Pacific White-sided Dolphin Risso’s Dolphin Whales Other
Dec 31 2 250 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 9 Gray Whales
Dec 30 2 2 Common Dolphins 3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Dec 29 5 2,150 Common Dolphins 5 Fin Whales, 11 Gray Whales
Dec 28 6 466 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 16 Gray Whales
Dec 27 7 75 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,537 Common Dolphins 37 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 27 Gray Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
Dec 26 7 15 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,100 Common Dolphins 76 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 25 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 1 Minke Whale
Dec 25 0 Merry Christmas!
Dec 24 2 400 Common Dolphins 9 Gray Whales
Dec 23 2 100 Common Dolphins 4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Dec 22 2 225 Common Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Dec 21 2 780 Common Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Gray Whales 1 Mola Mola
Dec 20 1 100 Common Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
Dec 19 1 100 Common Dolphins
Dec 18 1 200 Common Dolphins 3 Gray Whales
Dec 17 1 12 Common Dolphis
Dec 16 1 300 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale
Dec 15 1 5 Bottlenose Dolphins 50 Common Dolphins 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 14 1 1 Common Dolphin 1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 13 2 12 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Dec 12 0 Inclement Weather
Dec 11 1 30 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Dec 10 1 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 9 1 750 Common Dolphins
Dec 8 1 300 Common Dolphins 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Dec 7 3 12 Common Dolphins 15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
Dec 6 1 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 5 2 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
Dec 4 1 No Sightings
Dec 3 0 Inclement Weather
Dec 2 0 Inclement Weather
Dec 1 1 18 Risso’s Dolphins
Nov 30 3 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Nov 29 4 230 Common Dolphins 8 Fin Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 28 5 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 325 Common Dolphins 9 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales 1 Mola Mola
Nov 27 0 Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 26 2
Nov 25 3 770 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 24 3 900 Common Dolphins 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 6 Fin Whales 1 Sea Turtle, 1 Mola Mola
Nov 23 2 200 Common Dolphins 8 Risso’s Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales 1 Mola Mola
Nov 22 2 35 Common Dolphins 8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 1 Humpback Whale 2 Harbor Seals
Nov 21 1 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Nov 20 3 450 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Fin Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 19 1 100 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Nov 18 2 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 410 Common Dolphins 20 Pacific White-side Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 17 2 300 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 16 3 25 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins 31 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 25 Risso’s Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 15 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins 5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 6 Risso’s Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 14 2 600 Common Dolphins 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 13 2 500 Common Dolphins 40 Pacifc White-sided Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Nov 12 1 400 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf)
Nov 11 1 200 Common Dolphins 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 10 2 500 Common Dolphins 90 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 4 Humpback Whales
Nov 9 3 8 Bottlenose Dolphins 210 Common Dolphins 80 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 8 2 400 Common Dolphins 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 7 4 1,650 Common Dolphins 110 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Nov 6 1 200 Common Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Nov 5 1 750 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Nov 4 1 250 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Nov 3 1 500 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 2 2 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 550 Common Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Nov 1 3 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 202 Common Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales
Oct 31 1 100 Common Dolphins 8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales
Oct 30 1 75 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale, 1 Humpback Whale
Oct 29 1 150 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale
Oct 28 3 115 Common Dolphins 24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 15 Risso’s Dolphins 11 Minke Whales 1 Flying Fish
Oct 27 2,000 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale,
2 Humpback Whales,
9 Minke Whales
1 Blue Marlin
Oct 26 2 600 Common Dolphins 8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Blue Whales
Oct 25 5 1,501 Common Dolphins 8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 5 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Oct 24 2 300 Common Dolphins 8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Minke Whale
Oct 23 1 1 Common Dolphin 1 Humpback Whale
Oct 22 2 300 Common Dolphins 20 Risso’s Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales
Oct 21 2 300 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales, 3 Minke Whales
Oct 20 2 800 Common Dolphins 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 27 Risso’s Dolphins 1 Fin Whale,
2 Humpback Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Oct 19 3 1,200 Common Dolphins 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales,
6 Minke Whales
Oct 18 3 1,000 Common Dolphins 1 Pacific White-sided Dolphin 3 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Oct 17 2 10 Common Dolphins 50 – 100 Pilot Whales
Oct 16 2 125 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
Oct 15 2 1,000 Common Dolphins 22 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Oct 14 3 40 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,250 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Fin Whale,
3 Humpback Whales,
4 Minke Whales
Oct 13 3 136 Bottlenose Dolphins 850 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Oct 12 2 400 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale,
2 Minke Whales
1 Swordfish, 1 Hammerhead Shark, 10 Flying Fish
Oct 11 3 500 Common Dolphins 20 Risso’s Dolphins 1 Blue Whale,
2 Humpback Whales
1 Mola Mola
Oct 10 2 450 Common Dolphins 11 Flying Fish
Oct 9 1 1,000 Common Dolphins 2 Flying Fish
Oct 8 3 26 Bottlenose Dolphins 280 Common Dolphins 6 Humpback Whales
Oct 7 2 2,000 Common Dolphins
Oct 6 4 29 Bottlenose Dolphins 350 Common Dolphins 70 Sperm Whales (On Each Trip),
1 Minke Whale
Oct 5 2 10 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins 3 Humpback Whales,
1 Unidentified Whale
Oct 4 4 115 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches) 11,500 Common Dolphins 3 Minke Whales (1 Breached!)
Oct 3 3 6,500 Common Dolphins 1 Turtle
Oct 2 1 2,000 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale,
1 Minke Whale
Oct 1 1 300 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola
Sept 30 3 3,800 Common Dolphins 1 Sea Turtle
Sept 29 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,000 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales 1 Mola Mola
Sept 28 2 200 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale 1 Mola Mola
Sept 27 3 700 Common Dolphins 2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Minke Whales
Sept 26 3 1,350 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Sept 25 2 1,300 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales
Sept 24 3 1,800 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales, 3 Minke Whales
Sept 23 3 1,590 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale,
3 Minke Whales
Sept 22 6 80 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,500 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale 1 Elephant Seal, 1 Blue-spotted Pufferfish, 1 Mola Mola
Sept 21 3 3,000 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales
Sept 20 4 1,200 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales 1 Elephant Seal
Sept 19 2 500 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Sept 18 3 1,000 Common Dolphins 7 Blue Whales
Sept 17 3 500 Common Dolphins 9 Blue Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Sept 16 2 550 Common Dolphin 3 Blue Whales
Sept 15 1 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,500 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales 20 Flying Fish
Sept 14 3 1,030 Common Dolphins 7 Blue Whales,
1 Fin Whale
4 Mola Mola
Sept 13 7 54 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,000 Common Dolphins 12 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
1 Elephant Seal, 1 Flying Fish
Sept 12 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
1 Hammerhead Shark,
7 Flying Fish
Sept 11 2 75 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Blue Whale,
1 Humpback Whale
Sept 10 1 400 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales 1 Hammerhead Shark
Sept 9 2 550 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
3 Mola Mola
Sept 8 2 500 Common Dolphins 7 Blue Whales 2 Swordfish,
1 Hammerhead Shark,
2 Mola Mola
Sept 7 3 220 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales 3 Mola Mola, 7 Flying Fish
Sept 6 5 1,500 Common Dolphins 15 Blue Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
2 Flying Fish
Sept 5 2 1,400 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
Sept 4 2 450 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Sept 3 2 20 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale,
1 Gray Whale (Entangled)
Sept 2 2 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whale 5 Mola Mola
Sept 1 3 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 900 Common Dolphins 13 Blue Whales 2 Hammerhead Sharks
Aug 31 6 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 610 Common Dolphins 11 Blue Whales
Aug 30 5 470 Common Dolphins 19 Blue Whales
Aug 29 3 950 Common Dolphins 13 Blue Whales
Aug 28 3 275 Common Dolphins 11 Blue Whales
Aug 27 3 800 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale 1 Mola Mola, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 26 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale
Aug 25 3 1,000 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug 24 4 85 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales,4 Fin Whales 5 Mola Mola, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 23 5 194 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including “Patches”) 900 Common Dolphins 9 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
1 Mola Mola
Aug 22 5 26 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,170 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
Aug 21 3 1,100 Common Dolphins
Aug 20 4 500 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales,
2 Unidentified Whales
Aug 19 4 8 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales,
2 Bryde’s whales,
2 Minke Whales
2 Mola Mola
Aug 18 4 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales 1 Thresher Shark, 1 Mako Shark, 1 Mola Mola
Aug 17 7 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,750 Common Dolphins 11 Blue Whales (Including Humphrey and Razor) 1 Brown Booby, 1 Cormorant “Rocky”
Aug 16 8 36 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 38 Blue Whales (Including Blue Ray) 2 Mola Mola
Aug 15 8 78 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins 43 Blue Whales
Aug 14 4 55 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 16 Blue Whales
Aug 13 5 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,250 Common Dolphins 11 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug 12 6 1,703 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales 1 Shark, 1 Mola Mola
Aug 11 5 200 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,201 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales
Aug 10 6 130 Bottlenose Dolphins 760 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales (Including “Groot”),4 Minke Whales 1 Breach Mako Shark, 2 Mola Mola
Aug 9 8 35 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,150 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whales, 3 Minke Whales 1 Stingray, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 8 3 3 Bottlenose Dolphins 350 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales (Including “Rooster”)
Aug 7 6 170 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,100 Common Dolphins 5 Mola Mola, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 6 7 155 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,700 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales 1 Great Hammerhead Shark, 2 Mola Mola
Aug 5 5 79 Bottlenose Dolphins 650 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales
Aug 4 5 1,300 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales
Aug 3 7 1,700 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales, 3 Minke Whales
Aug 2 7 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,020 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales 1 Mako Shark
Aug 1 7 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 960 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale 7 Mola Mola
July 31 6 2,050 Common Dolphins 15 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whale, 2 Minke Whales
July 30 6 1,550 Common Dolphins 12 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale
July 29 4 3,085 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf)
4 Minke Whales
July 28 5 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
2 Bryde’s Whales,
2 Minke Whales
2 Mola Mola
July 27 7 72 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,300 Common Dolphins 19 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
2 Minke Whales
1 Mola Mola
July 26 9 761 Common Dolphins 50 Risso’s Dolphins 16 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Bryde’s Whale,
1 Minke Whale
9 Mola Mola
July 25 6 540 Common Dolphins 15 Blue Whales Raft of 50 Sea Lions
July 24 9 9 Bottlenose Dolphins 920 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales 1 Unidentified Shark, 3 Mola Mola
July 23 6 700 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales 1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Flying Fish
July 22 6 3,350 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Bryde’s Whale,
2 Minke Whales
3 Mola Mola
July 21 5 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,850 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf) 8 Mola Mola
July 20 4 85 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”) 1,900 Common Dolphins 3 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Bryde’s Whale,
1 Minke Whale
1 Elephant Seal, 3 Mola Mola
July 19 6 106 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins 12 Blue Whales,
2 Minke Whales
July 18 4 25 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 100 Risso’s Dolphins 16 Blue Whales
July 17 7 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,525 Common Dolphins 17 Blue Whales,
10 Fin Whales
1 Elephant Seal
July 16 4 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 950 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales,
2 Minke Whales
6 Mola Mola
July 15 6 130 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”) 1,150 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale
July 14 4 53 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,550 Common Dolphins 13 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola, 1 Yellowfin Tuna
July 13 3 100 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”) 1,012 Common Dophins 9 Blue Whales 7 Mola Mola, 1 Sea Turtle, 1 Dorado
July 12 5 2,050 Common Dolphins 20 Risso’s Dolphins 5 Blue Whales 1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Mako Shark, 8 Mola Mola
July 11 3 290 Common Dolphins 50 Risso’s Dolphins 1 Blue Whale
July 10 3 835 Common Dolphins 11 Blue Whales
July 9 6 275 Bottlenose Dolphins 7 Blue Whales 10 Mola Mola, 1 Mako Shark
July 8 3 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,600 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales 1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Blue Shark
July 7 3 1,200 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales
July 6 5 15 Bottlenose Dolphins 8,000 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales
July 5 6 200 Bottlenose Dolphins 4,100 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale (Rare for July!) 2 Mola Mola
July 4 5 70 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,950 Common Dolphins
July 3 4 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,300 Common Dolphins
July 2 3 95 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”) 425 Common Dolphins
July 1 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,600 Common Dolphins
June 30 3 40 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,500 Common Dolphins
June 29 3 2,012 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales
June 28 4 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 25 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales, 1 Gray Whale (Rare for June!)
June 27 4 1,800 Common Dolphins
June 26 5 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,200 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
June 25 2 200 Common Dolphins
June 24 4 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 1 Humpback Whale (Seen on 3 Trips) 2 Mola Mola
June 23 5 1,650 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko”) 1 Unidentified Baleen Whale
June 22 3 25 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,700 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
June 21 5 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,300 Common Dolphins 1 Unidentified Baleen Whale 1 Green Sea Turtle, 1 Mola Mola
June 20 3 70 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,006 Common Dolphins 3 Minke Whales 1 Elephant Seal
June 19 3 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins 2 Mola Mola
June 18 2 1,250 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola
June 17 2 15 Bottlenose Dolphins 850 Common Dolphins
June 16 2 350 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola
June 15 5 177 Bottlenose Dolphins 5,600 Common Dolphins 1 Green Sea Turtle
June 14 4 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 4,400 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
June 13 1 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 300 Common Dolphins
June 12 3 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 200 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola
June 11 4 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 5,200 Common Dolphins 2 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 10 2 80 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins
June 9 3 63 Bottlenose Dolphins 700 Common Dolphins
June 8 2 20 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,000 Common Dolphins 15 Mola Mola, 1 Mako Shark
June 7 3 250 Bottlenose Dolphins 200 Common Dolphins 20 Risso’s Dolphins 50 Pilot Whales (First SoCal sighting since 1996) 1 Mako Shark
June 6 3 800 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale
June 5 3 1 Bottlenose Dolphin 2,000 Common Dolphins
June 4 4 325 Common Dolphins 2 RARE Bryde’s Whales (Cow/Calf), 6 Minke Whales
June 3 3 75 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,015 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 2 RARE Bryde’s Whales (Cow/Calf)
June 2 1 No Sightings
June 1 2 2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 31 5 231 Bottlenose Dolphins 950 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola
May 30 4 395 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,400 Common Dolphins 3 Mola Mola
May 29 2 600 Common Dolphins
May 28 5 250 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,420 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola
May 27 2
May 26 2 200 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Minke Whale 1 Blue Shark, 1 Mako Shark
May 25 3 217 Bottlenose Dolphins 4 Mola Mola
May 24 3 106 Bottlenose Dolphins 560 Common Dolphins
May 23 2 200 Common Dolphins
May 22 1 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
May 21 1 3 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 20 2
May 19 3 1,000 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
May 18 4 9 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 3 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
May 17 6 5 Bottlenose Dolphins 490 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Minke Whales
May 16 4 515 Common Dolphins 8 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 15 2 250 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 14 2 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 250 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 13 3 3 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
May 12 3 600 Common Dolphins 9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
May 11 9 Trips 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,975 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola Rough Seas Today!
May 10 7 Trips 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,050 Common Dolphins 10 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
May 9 3 106 Bottlenose Dolphins 12 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
May 8 2 1,600 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
May 7 1 250 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
May 6 2 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins
May 5 4 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 560 Common Dolphins 26 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pods)
May 4 3 1,400 Common Dolphins 9 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pods)
May 3 3 400 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 2 2 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 1 3 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 250 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales, 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf) Chuck found our 1st Blue Whales of this season!
April 30 2 450 Common Dolphins 3 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Minke Whale
April 29 1 500 Common Dolphins
April 28 1 300 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
April 27 3 1,050 Common Dolphins 13 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
April 26 1 200 Common Dolphins
April 25 3 7 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
April 24 6 8 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,800 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 16 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
April 23 2 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins 3 Gray Whales
April 22 3 1,000 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Minke Whales
April 21 2 18 Bottlenose Dolphins 220 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales, 14 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 20 0 Happy Easter! No Trips.
April 19 4 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 300 Common Dolphins 1 Fn Whale, 8 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 18 3 2,200 Common Dolphins 7 Minke Whales
April 17 4 1,350 Common Dolphins 9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 3 Minke Whales
April 16 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales, 6 Minke Whales
April 15 3 5 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,200 Common Dolphins 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 3 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 14 2 1,300 Common Dolphin 1 Gray Whale
April 13 3 13 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 12 2 1,200 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf) 1 Mola Mola
April 11 3 3,000 Common Dolphins 10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
April 10 4 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 200 Common Dolphins 7 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 10 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale 1 Mola Mola
April 9 4 10 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,500 Common Dolphins 5 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale 1 Mola Mola
April 8 3 35 Bottlenose Dolphins 200 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 7 3 1,100 Common Dolphins 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 11 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 6 4 1,600 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
April 5 4 3 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,450 Common Dolphins 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 14 Gray Whales
April 4 3 150 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 7 Gray Whales
April 3 2 5 Bottlenose Dolphins 550 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 2 Gray Whales
April 2 2 No Sightings – Rough Seas
April 1 2 250 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
March 31 2 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 5 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
March 30 5 430 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
March 29 5 200 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 22 Gray Whales
March 28 6 225 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,500 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 18 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
March 27 5 4,100 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
March 26 2 2 Gray Whales
March 25 2 1,150 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
March 24 5 26 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,200 Common Dolphins 40 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 12 Gray Whales
March 23 6 18 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,200 Common Dolphin 20 Gray Whales
March 22 6 26 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,450 Common Dolphins 9 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 17 Gray Whales
March 21 3 312 Common Dolphins 11 Gray Whales 1 Thresher Shark
March 20 5 2,550 Common Dolphins 13 Gray Whales
March 19 3 1,200 Common Dolphins 15 Gray Whales
March 18 4 1,200 Common Dolphins 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 11 Gray Whales
March 17 5 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins 36 Gray Whales
March 16 6 520 Common Dolphins 28 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf)
March 15 6 400 Bottlenose Dolphins 700 Common Dolphins 33 Gray Whales
March 14 4 850 Common Dolphins 22 Gray Whales 1 Steller Sea Lion
March 13 3 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 700 Common Dolphins 6 Pacific White-side Dolphins 11 Gray Whales VERY RARE 40 – 50 False Killer Whales
March 12 3 1,500 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales VERY RARE 40 – 50 False Killer Whales
March 11 4 1,200 Common Dolphins 12 Risso’s Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
March 10 4 18 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,100 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 6 Gray Whales
March 9 8 311 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,800 Common Dolphins 3 Fin Whale, 31 Gray Whales Dana Point Festival of Whales
March 8 6 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,300 Common Dolphins 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 16 Gray Whales Dana Point Festival of Whales
March 7 3 200 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins 7 Gray Whales
March 6 1 50 Common Dolphins 7 Gray Whales
March 5 3 200 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
March 4 2 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins 7 Gray Whales
March 3 2 300 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
March 2 3 86 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 15 Gray Whales Dana Point Festival of Whales
March 1 0 Inclement Weather
Feb 28 0 Inclement Weather
Feb 27 2 40 Bottlenose Dolphins 50 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales, 9 Gray Whales
Feb 26 2 2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf), 2 Gray Whales
Feb 25 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,000 Common Dolphins 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 3 Gray Whales 1 Mola Mola
Feb 24 2 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Feb 23 3 1,550 Common Dolphins 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 7 Gray Whales “Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin
Feb 22 7 85 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,700 Common Dolphins 51 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 18 Gray Whales
Feb 21 2 1,200 Common Dolphins 3 Gray Whales
Feb 20 2 1,300 Common Dolphins 5 Gray Whales
Feb 19 2 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 300 Common Dolphins 8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
Feb 18 2 75 Common Dolphins 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 2 Gray Whales (1 Breached!)
Feb 17 7 460 Common Dolphins 227 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 9 Gray Whales
Feb 16 8 Trips 58 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,300 Common Dolphins 230 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 3 Gray Whales
Feb 15 9 Trips 55 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,650 Common Dolphins 155 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 10 Gray Whales
Feb 14 4 40 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 45 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 9 Gray Whales
Feb 13 2 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 8 Gray Whales
Feb 12 2 3 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Feb 11 2 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Feb 10 2 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
Feb 9 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 200 Common Dolphins 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 21 Gray Whales
Feb 8 3 9 Bottlenose Dolphins 17 Gray Whales
Feb 7 2 75 Bottlenose Dolphins 200 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Feb 6 1 100 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
Feb 5 2 20 Bottlenose Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Feb 4 3 100 Common Dolphins 46 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 18 Gray Whales
Feb 3 1 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 8 Gray Whales
Feb 2 2 2,000 Common Dolphins 11 Gray Whales
Feb 1 3 6,000 Common Dolphins 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 8 Gray Whales
Jan 31 2 11 Gray Whales
Jan 30 1 2 Gray Whales
Jan 29 1 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 7 Gray Whales
Jan 28 1 7 Gray Whales
Jan 27 1 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2 Fin Whales, 8 Gray Whales
Jan 26 4 260 Bottlenose Dolphins 17 Gray Whales (Including 2 Mating, 1 Breaching)
Jan 25 2 100 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 11 Gray Whales (Including 1 Northbound)
Jan 24 2 73 Bottlenose Dolphins 5 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Jan 23 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,000 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Jan 22 2 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 7 Gray Whales
Jan 21 1 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Jan 20 5 55 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 10 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Jan 19 5 112 Bottlenose Dolphins 4,100 Common Dolphins 9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
Jan 18 6 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 7,025 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales, 13 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
Jan 17 2 2,100 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Jan 16 2 250 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins
Jan 15 1 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 3 Gray Whales
Jan 14 2 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
Jan 13 1 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales
Jan 12 4 130 Bottlenose Dolphins 12 Gray Whales (Including 1st Northbound Cow/Calf)
Jan 11 3 43 Common Dolphins 12 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Newborn Calf)
Jan 10 2 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 50 Common Dolphins 3 Gray Whales “Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin
Jan 9 2 25 Bottlenose Dolphins 50 Common Dolphins 25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
Jan 8 2 240 Bottlenose Dolphins 340 Common Dolphins 1 Mola Mola
Jan 7 3 285 Common Dolphins 65 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 6 Gray Whales
Jan 6 1 25 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales (Including “Scarback”)
Jan 5 6 850 Common Dolphins 13 Gray Whales Raft of 100 Sea Lions, 1 Mola Mola
Jan 4 5 350 Bottlenose Dolphins 750 Common Dolphins 9 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales, 4 Gray Whales
Jan 3 4 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 650 Common Dolphins 7 Gray Whales
Jan 2 6 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 300 Common Dolphins 50 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 5 Gray Whales
Jan 1, 2014 3 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,300 Common Dolphins 4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)

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