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    Whale Watching Sightings Log 2015

    Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Sightings Log

    2015 Sightings

    Learn more about our daily, year-round, dolphin and whale watching trips.

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    Whether you are new to Orange County whale watching, or have already experienced the best whale watching in Dana Point, we welcome you to experience all that Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari has to offer. We see Blue Whales May through November, Gray Whales between December and May, plus Humpback, Fin, and Minke whales year round, as well as Orcas (Killers Whales) and other types of whales throughout the year. We see more wild dolphins off Orange County than anywhere in the world, sometimes in mega-pods as large as 10,000, all year round! Southern California hosts the greatest population of Blue Whales on earth.

    Discover more about the dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife listed in our whale watching sightings logs.

    Date# of TripsBottlenose DolphinCommon DolphinPacific White-sided DolphinRisso’s DolphinWhalesOther
    Dec 3132,825 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales,
    1 Humpback Whale
    Dec 3032,250 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales
    Dec 29218 Bottlenose Dolphins40 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
    Dec 283130 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales,
    1 Gray Whale,
    1 Unidentified Whale
    Dec 27413 Bottlenose Dolphins327 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales
    Dec 2632,060 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale,
    1 Gray Whale
    Dec 250No Trips – Merry Christmas!
    Dec 24345 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
    Dec 23250 Common Dolphins
    Dec 220No Trips – Inclement Weather
    Dec 2116 Gray Whales1 Elephant Seal
    Dec 20125 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
    Dec 1923 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales
    Dec 180No Trips
    Dec 171100 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale, 1 Unidentified Baleen Whale
    Dec 162350 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Minke Whale
    Dec 15130 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale (“Scarback”)
    Dec 140No Trips – Inclement Weather
    Dec 13115 Common Dolphins
    Dec 12115 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Dec 110No Trips – Inclement Weather
    Dec 1012 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins
    Dec 91200 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Dec 81100 Common Dolphins
    Dec 7120 Common Dolphins1 Minke Whale
    Dec 61100 Common Dolphins
    Dec 51250 Common Dolphins
    Dec 4262 Common Dolphins
    Dec 3120 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
    Dec 2210 Bottlenose Dolphins375 Common Dolphins
    Dec 11100 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Gray Whale (Our 1st of the season)
    Nov 3011 Bottlenose Dolphins6 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Nov 292400 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Nov 292400 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Nov 2834 Bottlenose Dolphins300 Common Dolphins4 Humpback Whales
    Nov 275375 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales
    Nov 260Closed Today – Happy Thanksgiving!
    Nov 250No Trips – Inclement Weather
    Nov 24250 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
    Nov 234390 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Nov 222150 Common Dolphins11 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Nov 21310 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
    Nov 20210 Bottlenose Dolphins225 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale (Entangled – See Video)
    Nov 192300 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Nov 18150 Common Dolphins
    Nov 173275 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Minke Whale
    Nov 160No Trips – Inclement Weather
    Nov 152200 Common Dolphins
    Nov 143160 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Nov 131400 Common Dolphins
    Nov 12180 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
    Nov 11250 Common Dolphins1 Elephant Seal
    Nov 100No Trips – Inclement Weather
    Nov 928 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Nov 82300 Common Dolphins10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale1 Elephant Seal
    Nov 76900 Common Dolphins1 Pacific White-sided Dolphin
    Nov 62200 Common Dolphins4 Humpback Whales
    Nov 5275 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Minke Whale
    Nov 40No Trips
    Nov 31No Sightings – Rough Seas
    Nov 213 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Nov 12305 Common Dolphins1 Pacific White-sided Dolphin
    Oct 31115 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
    Oct 301100 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Oct 292200 Common Dolphins
    Oct 2823 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins
    Oct 2711 Humpback Whale,
    1 Minke Whale
    Oct 262300 Common Dolphins7 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Oct 253170 Common Dolphins1 Unidentified Shark
    Oct 2451,050 Common Dolphins1 Mako Shark
    Oct 23230 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale
    Oct 2242,300 Common Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
    Oct 21150 Common Dolphins10 Flying Fish
    Oct 203520 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
    Oct 19110 Common Dolphins
    Oct 1841,450 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins5 Flying Fish
    Oct 1751,212 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Humpback Whales25 Flying Fish, 1 Bat Ray
    Oct 163250 Common Dolphins
    Oct 152250 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Oct 141300 Common Dolphins
    Oct 132200 Common Dolphins50 Short-finned Pilot Whales,
    1 Unidentified Beaked Whale
    2 Mola Mola
    Oct 123575 Common Dolphins5 Mola Mola
    Oct 114950 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
    Oct 105940 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Humpback Whales1 Mola Mola, 1 Pufferfish
    Oct 92275 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale (Entangled)
    Oct 82250 Common Dolphins11 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Minke Whales,
    1 Humpback Whale
    Oct 73800 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale1 Hammerhead Shark
    Oct 62600 Common Dolphins1 Unidentified Whale
    Oct 5125 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale,
    1 Minke Whale
    Oct 4275 Common Dolphins26 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Humpback Whales,
    2 Minke Whales
    Oct 34400 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins5 Humpback Whales,
    1 Bryde’s Whale,
    1 Minke Whale
    2 Hammerhead Sharks
    Oct 23650 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    Oct 11400 Common Dolphins25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Sept 30350 Bottlenose Dolphins2,500 Common Dolphins120 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Flying Fish
    Sept 292550 Common Dolphins1 Pacific White-sided Dolphin2 Humpback Whales1 Mako Shark
    Sept 283115 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
    Sept 2731,025 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
    Sept 2662 Bottlenose Dolphins3,475 Common Dolphins27 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Flying Fish
    Sept 2541,900 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Flying Fish
    Sept 2421,150 Common Dolphins3 Flying Fish
    Sept 232200 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales1 Malolo (Flying Fish)
    Sept 22216 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins1 Hammerhead Shark
    Sept 2111 Hammerhead Shark
    Sept 203800 Common Dolphins70 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Humpback Whales,
    1 Blue Whale
    1 Hammerhead Shark
    Sept 1945 Bottlenose Dolphins580 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales1 Elephant Seal
    Sept 183575 Common Dolphins85 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Minke Whales
    Sept 173380 Common Dolphins4 Minke Whales,
    1 Humpback Whale
    Sept 162900 Common Dolphins
    Sept 151200 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale,
    1 Minke Whale
    Sept 142650 Common Dolphins
    Sept 1321,500 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Sept 124600 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales2 Hammerhead Sharks
    Sept 113600 Common Dolphins9 Minke Whales
    Sept 10435 Bottlenose Dolphins25 Common Dolphins9 Minke Whales,
    1 Gray Whale (Breaching!)
    Sept 922 Blue Whales, 2 Bryde’s Whales
    Sept 823 Bottlenose Dolphins300 Common Dolphins50 Risso’s Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    Sept 76660 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales1 Mola Mola
    Sept 694,550 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales,
    2 Humpback Whales,
    1 Unidentified Whale
    1 Mola Mola
    Sept 582,390 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales,
    2 Bryde’s Whales,
    1 Mola Mola
    Sept 431,150 Comon Dolphins2 Humpback Whales,
    2 Minke Whales
    Sept 31300 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale1 Hammerhead Shark , 1 Mola Mola
    Sept 2312 Bottlenose Dolphins550 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales
    Sept 131,250 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
    Aug 3112 Blue Whales
    Aug 305575 Common Dolphins1 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Blue Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Minke Whale1 Hammerhead Shark
    Aug 2951,450 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales
    Aug 281200 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale2 Hammerhead Sharks
    Aug 2733 Bottlenose Dolphins1,400 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whale2 Hammerhead Sharks
    Aug 26212 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales
    Aug 253200 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales4 Hammerhead Sharks
    Aug 2446 Bottlenose Dolphins4 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales, 3 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Hammerhead Shark
    Aug 23425 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    Aug 22313 Blue Whales2 Mola Mola
    Aug 215140 Common Dolphins10 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale1 Unidentified Shark
    Aug 20325 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
    Aug 1941,450 Common Dolphins10 Blue Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    Aug 185400 Common Dolphins20 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale
    Aug 17341 Bottlenose Dolphins17 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales1 Hammerhead Shark
    Aug 1651 Bottlenose Dolphin83 Common Dolphins23 Blue Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    Aug 15690 Bottlenose Dolphins2,700 Common Dolphins19 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    Aug 14420 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Fin Whales, 1 Blue Whale
    Aug 1346 Bottlenose Dolphins2,700 Common Dolphins30 Risso’s Dolphins7 Blue Whales, 1 Unidentified Baleen Whale
    Aug 12512 Bottlenose Dolphins5,500 Common Dolphins6 Risso’s Dolphins1 Unidentified Baleen Whale
    Aug 1142,750 Common Dolphins12 Risso’s Dolphins1 Blue Whale, 1 Minke Whale
    Aug 1041,050 Common Dolphins
    Aug 982,400 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales, 2 Blue Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    Aug 884,950 Common Dolphins8 Minke Whales, 2 Bryde’s Whales, 1 Fin Whale1 Elephant Seal
    Aug 7460 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches)975 Common Dolphins3 Minke Whales1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Loggerhead Turtle
    Aug 6525 Bottlenose Dolphins1,550 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale1 Thresher Shark, 1 Hammerhead Shark
    Aug 572,650 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
    Aug 468,900 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales
    Aug 3625 Bottlenose Dolphins4,865 Common Dolphins8 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Hammerhead Shark
    Aug 2518 Bottlenose Dolphins2,300 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales, 2 Bryde’s Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Elephant Seal
    Aug 18153 Bottlenose Dolphins1,550 Common Dolphins12 Blue Whales, 1 Gray Whale (In Dana Point Harbor)
    July 31612 Bottlenose Dolphins2,150 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    July 30420 Bottlenose Dolphins4,500 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    July 29612 Bottlenose Dolphins4,650 Common Dolphins12 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whales1 Hammerhead Shark
    July 2843,350 Common Dolphins4 Minke Whales, 3 Bryde’s Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Fin Whale,
    July 2753,100 Common Dolphins10 Humpback Whales
    July 2652,200 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    July 2564,900 Common Dolphins10 Humpback Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale1 Hammerhead Shark
    July 2463,600 Common Dolphins11 Humpback Whales, 4 Minke Whales
    July 2365,800 Common Dolphins19 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Hammerhead Shark
    July 2263,250 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales, 1 Humpback Whale1 Mako Shark
    July 2163,900 Common Dolphins17 Minke Whales, 6 Humpback Whales, 2 Blue Whales1 Hammerhead Shark
    July 2041,575 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales, 1 Blue Whale
    July 19525 Bottlenose Dolphins900 Common Dolphins3 Minke Whales, 2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)1 Hammerhead Shark
    July 187100 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches)4,000 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    July 1786,360 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    July 16856 Bottlenose Dolphins6,512 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales, 6 Minke Whales
    July 158183 Bottlenose Dolphins1,750 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 1 Blue Whale
    July 1472,600 Common Dolphins15 Blue Whales
    July 135170 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches)1,340 Common Dolphins18 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 3 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    July 12105 Bottlenose Dolphins4,430 Common Dolphins31 Blue Whales, 6 Fin Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Minke Whale
    July 1194,300 Common Dolphins29 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
    July 10457 Blue Whales2 Hammerhead Sharks, 1 Mako Shark, 1 Mola Mola
    July 9330 Bottlenose Dolphins1,500 Common Dolphins16 Blue Whales, 3 Minke Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    July 831,100 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales, 2 Minke Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    July 742,500 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    July 623,000 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    July 531,400 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 1 Humpback Whale
    July 4615 Bottlenose Dolphins1,225 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales, 3 Minke Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
    July 373,050 Common Dolphins10 Fin Whales, 9 Blue Whales, 1 Bryde’s Whale
    July 243 Bottlenose Dolphins2,350 Common Dolphins4 Minke Whales, 3 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
    July 146 Bottlenose Dolphins975 Common Dolphins4 Minke Whales, 1 Blue Whale
    June 30320 Bottlenose Dolphins1,700 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf), 2 Fin Whales, 1 Humpback Whale1 Mola Mola
    June 292250 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)1 Mola Mola
    June 28453 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale
    June 27424 Bottlenose Dolphins1,700 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    June 26615 Bottlenose Dolphins525 Common Dolphins6 Blue Whales
    June 2564,125 Common Dolphins4 Humpback Whales, 2 Bryde’s Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    June 2451,500 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
    June 2345,750 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    June 2225 Bottlenose Dolphins1,350 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale, 1 Fin Whale, 1 (Breaching) Minke Whale2 Mola Mola
    June 2183,200 Common Dolphins5 Minke Whales, 3 Humpback Whales, 2 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 2 Bryde’s Whales2 Mola Mola
    June 2068,000 Common Dolphins6 Humpback Whales2 Mola Mola
    June 1925,000 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 2 Bryde’s Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    June 1831,350 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
    June 1743,050 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
    June 16240 Bottlenose Dolphins6 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 1 Minke Whale
    June 152600 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)
    June 14430 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Delta & Calf)
    June 1341,450 Common Dolphins1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
    June 12325 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins
    June 1121,115 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf)
    June 10175 Bottlenose Dolphins
    June 922 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales
    June 8340 Bottlenose Dolphins340 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    June 764,200 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whales, 2 Bryde’s Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    June 6519 Bottlenose Dolphins3,095 Common Dolphins22 Risso’s Dolphins2 Fin Whales1 Mako Shark
    June 554 Bottlenose Dolphins3,500 Common Dolphins6 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Fin Whale
    June 4340 Bottlenose Dolphins800 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Blue Whale
    June 325 Bottlenose Dolphins2,300 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    June 231,300 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mako Shark
    June 11500 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales (Mom and 2 Calves)
    May 31512 Bottlenose Dolphins4,400 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales, 1 Blue Whale
    May 3039 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales, 4 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
    May 2922,300 Common Dolphin2 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
    May 28250 Bottlenose (Including Patches)750 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales, 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Blue Whale
    May 272500 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    May 2621,500 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whales
    May 2534,500 Common Dolphins40 Pilot Whales, 14 Fin Whales, 2 Blue Whales, 2 Gray Whales, 2 Minke Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    May 243 Trips3,000 Common Dolphins6 Fin Whales
    May 233 Trips1,100 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales, 2 Blue Whales
    May 2231,525 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    May 2131,300 Common Dolphins
    May 20235 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)2 Mola Mola
    May 1911,000 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
    May 18250 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
    May 173400 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    May 1624 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    May 1526 Bottlenose Dolphins1,050 Common Dolphins
    May 1414 Bottlenose Dolphins5 Gray Whales
    May 13175 Common Dolphins
    May 122500 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Humpback Whale1 Mola Mola
    May 1121,100 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
    May 1074,200 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
    May 93920 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    May 819 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
    May 723 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    May 62950 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales, (Cow/Calf Pairs), 4 Minke Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
    May 543 Bottlenose Dolphins2,600 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 3 Humback Whales, 3 Minke Whales
    May 421,200 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Fin Whale
    May 332,250 Common Dolphins14 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    May 232,500 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    May 1412 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
    Apr 3021,050 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Apr 29275 Bottlenose Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Humpback Whales
    Apr 2824 Bottlenose Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calves), 2 Fin Whales
    Apr 27310 Bottlenose Dolphins125 Common Dolphins24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Fin Whales
    Apr 263200 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Apr 256 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins10 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Apr 244184 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)1 Sea Turtle, 1 Mako Shark
    Apr 2322 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale
    Apr 2232,500 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Apr 21240 Bottlenose Dolphins750 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
    Apr 202200 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales
    Apr 195100 Bottlenose Dolphins1,500 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Apr 185180 Bottlenose Dolphins1,400 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 3 Fin Whales
    Apr 1752 Bottlenose Dolphins2,250 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales
    Apr 162500 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 1 Fin Whale
    Apr 152500 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Apr 142625 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Apr 13275 Bottlenose Dolphins25 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Fin Whales
    Apr 123375 Common Dolphins5 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    Apr 117102 Bottlenose Dolphins975 Common Dolphins11 Fin Whales, 2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Gray Whale
    Apr 105100 Bottlenose Dolphins260 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales
    Apr 9550 Bottlenose Dolphins1,600 Common Dolphins8 Gray Whales, 3 Fin Whales
    Apr 861,115 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales, 3 Humpback Whales, 2 Fin Whales1 Mola Mola
    Apr 76103 Bottlenose Dolphins440 Common Dolphins13 Gray Whales, 3 Fin Whales1 Harbor Seal
    Apr 6662 Bottlenose Dolphins962 Common Dolphins18 Fin Whales
    Apr 50Happy Easter!
    Apr 486 Bottlenose Dolphins2,675 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Fin Whales, 6 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    Apr 371,736 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins15 Gray Whales, 12 Fin Whales
    Apr 2618 Bottlenose Dolphins135 Common Dolphins11 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales
    Apr 171,100 Common Dolphins14 Gray Whales
    Mar 31620 Bottlenose Dolphins620 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales, 6 Fin Whales1 Mola Mola, 1 Mako Shark
    Mar 30944 Bottlenose Dolphins4,680 Common Dolphins11 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales
    Mar 298120 Bottlenose Dolphins812 Common Dolphins116 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    Mar 2882 Bottlenose Dolphins1,805 Common Dolphins32 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales, 5 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Blue Whale, 1 Minke Whale
    Mar 27630 Bottlenose Dolphins1,200 Common Dolphins18 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Gray Whales, 3 Blue Whales, 3 Fin Whales, 2 Minke Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    Mar 2666,700 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
    Mar 251,860 Common Dolphins54 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
    Mar 2464 Bottlenose Dolphins255 Common Dolphins25 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
    Mar 2343,200 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins24 Gray Whales, 4 Fin Whales
    Mar 2262,350 Common Dolphins30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins24 Gray Whale, 1 Fin Whale1 Mola Mola
    Mar 2166 Bottlenose Dolphins7,700 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins23 Gray Whales, 4 Fin Whales
    Mar 2062 Bottlenose Dolphins1,225 Common Dolphins33 Gray Whales, 1 Blue Whale
    Mar 194350 Common Dolphins15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins36 Gray Whales2 Mola Mola
    Mar 1857 Bottlenose Dolphins2,010 Common Dolphins5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins22 Gray Whales4 Mola Mola
    Mar 1744 Bottlenose Dolphins1,700 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins21 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Minke Whale1 Elephant Seal
    Mar 1648 Bottlenose Dolphins186 Common Dolphins17 Gray Whales (1 Entangled), 7 Fin Whales
    Mar 1572,214 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales, 8 Fin WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
    Mar 141112 Bottlenose Dolphins113 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins46 Gray Whales, 21 Fin WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
    Mar 1387,858 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins27 Gray Whales, 4 Fin Whales1 Mola Mola
    Mar 1244,000 Common Dolphins28 Gray Whales
    Mar 1157 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins23 Gray Whales, 3 Fin Whales4 Mola Mola
    Mar 1046 Bottlenose Dolphins2,170 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins36 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale1 Elephant Seal, 1 Unidentified Shark
    Mar 95150 Bottlenose Dolphins105 Common Dolphins14 Pacific White-sided Dolphins40 Gray Whales
    Mar 872 Bottlenose Dolphins385 Common Dolphins55 Gray WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
    Mar 710411 Common Dolphins11 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins54 Gray Whales, 2 Fin WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
    Mar 65205 Common Dolphins17 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Fin Whale
    Mar 551,425 Common Dolphins1 Pacific White-sided Dolphin14 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    Mar 422,030 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales
    Mar 3265 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales
    Mar 2212 Common Dolphins5 Gray Whales
    Mar 1210 Gray Whales
    Feb 28427 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales1 Mola Mola
    Feb 27340 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales
    Feb 2631 Bottlenose Dolphins190 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whale
    Feb 2553 Bottlenose Dolphins15 Pacifci White-sided Dolphins15 Gray Whales
    Feb 24312 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales
    Feb 23230 Bottlenose Dolphins10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales
    Feb 224124 Common Dolphins14 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale
    Feb 2182 Bottlenose Dolphins675 Common Dolphins18 Pacific White-sided Dolphins25 Gray Whales, 10 Fin Whales
    Feb 2032 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins18 Gray Whales
    Feb 1936 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale
    Feb 183300 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale
    Feb 1731,175 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales
    Feb 168472 Bottlenose Dolphins64 Common Dolphins165 Pacific White-sided Dolphins27 Gray Whales, 11 Fin Whales1 Mola Mola
    Feb 159212 Bottlenose Dolphins415 Common Dolphins33 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale1 Mola Mola
    Feb 14102 Bottlenose Dolphins4,600 Common Dolphins16 Gray Whales, 7 Fin Whales
    Feb 135450 Common Dolphins26 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Gray Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
    Feb 1231 Bottlenose Dolphin100 Common Dolphins33 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Minke Whale
    Feb 115137 Bottlenose Dolphins15 Gray Whales, 3 Humpback Whales, 2 Blue Whales
    Feb 103109 Bottlenose Dolphins45 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales1 Mola Mola
    Feb 9225 Common Dolphins8 Pacifc White-sided Dolphins11 Gray Whales
    Feb 8616 Common Dolphins9 Pacific White-sided Dolphins51 Gray Whales
    Feb 75158 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins29 Gray Whales, 8 Fin Whales (1 Entangled), 1 Minke Whale
    Feb 63225 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Gray Whales
    Feb 523 Gray Whales
    Feb 4230 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales
    Feb 328 Common Dolphins14 Gray Whales
    Feb 23700 Common Dolphins19 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
    Feb 15285 Common Dolphins16 Pacific White-sided Dolphins16 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale5 Harbor Seals, Pelagic Red Crabs (“Tuna Crabs”)
    Jan 3156 Bottlenose Dolphins61 Common Dolphins24 Gray Whales
    Jan 3032 Bottlenose Dolphins180 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins20 Gray Whales
    Jan 29285 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales
    Jan 28210 Gray Whales
    Jan 27120 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales
    Jan 26216 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales
    Jan 25750 Bottlenose Dolphins185 Common Dolphins34 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
    Jan 247358 Common Dolphins40 – 50 Pilot Whales (RARE!), 21 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 3 Fin Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    Jan 2328 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales
    Jan 2221,250 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
    Jan 21120 Common Dolphins10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Gray Whales
    Jan 2024 Bottlenose Dolphins1,100 Common Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    Jan 1962,000 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins22 Gray Whales
    Jan 187600 Common Dolphins25 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
    Jan 1772,620 Common Dolphins16 Gray Whales
    Jan 1632 Bottlenose Dolphins52 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales1 Elephant Seal
    Jan 153520 Common Dolphins22 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales
    Jan 142150 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
    Jan 133220 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales
    Jan 123450 Common Dolphins24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Gray Whales
    Jan 1124 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale
    Jan 102650 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Fin Whales, 9 Gray Whales
    Jan 9413 Bottlenose Dolphins2,200 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Fin Whale, 12 Gray Whales
    Jan 8230 Bottlenose Dolphins201 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whales, 4 Gray Whales
    Jan 7260 Common Dolphins4 Orca (CA51 Bigg’s Transient Killer Whales), 1 Gray Whale
    Jan 621,250 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales
    Jan 53300 Common Dolphins45 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales, 2 Minke Whales
    Jan 431,300 Common Dolphins24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Fin Whales, 5 Gray Whales
    Jan 351,050 Common Dolphins33 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    Jan 251,850 Common Dolphins139 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
    Jan 1, 2015440 Bottlenose Dolphins1,005 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Gray Whales

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