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Whale Watching Sightings Log 2002

Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari Sightings

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2002 Whale Watching Sightings

Bottlenose Dolphin
Common Dolphin
Pacific White-sided
Dolphin
Risso’s Dolphin
Gray Whales
Other
Dec 31
20 Com.
30 Pacific White-sided
Dec 30
Com.
20 Pacific White-sided
2 Gray Whales
Dec 28
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whale & Calf
Dec 27
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Dec 26
Com.
1 Gray Whale
Dec 24
30 Com.
30 Pacific White-sided
Dec 22
1000 Com.
1 Gray Whale
Dec 19
1000 Com.
12 Pacific White-sided
Dec 18
20 Com.
Dec 11
300 Com.
Dec 10
500 Com.
10 Pacific White-sided
Dec 8
Bottlenose
Dec 6
40 Bottlenose
100 Com.
Dec 5
200 Com.
Dec 4
1000 Com.
Dec 1
15 Risso’s
Nov 30
30 Bottlenose
Risso’s
Nov 29
1000 Com.
Pacific White-sided
Nov 27
50 Bottlenose
15 Pacific White-sided
20 Risso’s
Nov 25
200 Com.
Nov 24
9 Bottlenose
1000 Com.
10 Risso’s
Nov 23
50 Bottlenose
Nov 22
2000 Com.
4 Pacific White-sided
Nov 21
Bottlenose
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Nov 20
500 Com.
Nov 17
300 Com.
Nov 16
500 Com.
Nov 15
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Nov 14
Bottlenose
Com.
Nov 13
30 Risso’s
Nov 10
200 Com.
20 Pacific White-sided
Nov 7
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Nov 6
750 Com.
Nov 5
500 Com.
Nov 3
20 Com.
Nov 2
6 Bottlenose
300 Com.
Oct 28
500 Com.
Oct 27
300 Com.
Oct 26
Com.
Elephant Seal
Oct 25
1000 Com.
Elephant Seal
Oct 23
1000 Com.
Oct 19
Com.
Oct 18
Pacific White-sided
Oct 17
8 Bottlenose
100 Com.
Oct 14
500 Com.
Oct 13
12 Com.
Oct 12
100 Com.
Oct 11
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Oct 10
Com.
Oct 8
150 Com.
Oct 6
300 Com.
Oct 5
Com.
Sun Fish
Oct 4
1000 Com.
Oct 3
300 Com.
Oct 2
350 Com.
Sept 30
1000 Com.
Sun Fish
Sept 29
20 Com.
Sept 28
200 Com.
50 Risso’s
Sept 27
30 Com.
25 Risso’s
Sept 26
Com.
Elephant Seal
Sept 25
Com.
Risso’s
Sept 24
Com.
Sept 23
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Sept 22
Com.
Sun Fish
Sept 20
2000 Com.
Sept 19
400 Com.
Sept 17
Com.
Sept 14
Com.
Risso’s
Sept 13
Com.
Risso’s
Elephant Seal & Sunfish
Sept 12
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Elephant Seal & Sunfish
Sept 11
Com.
Sept 10
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Sept 7
Risso’s
Blue Whale & Sunfish
Sept 6
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Sept 5
200 Com.
Sept 4
Bottlenose
Sept 2
Com.
Aug 31
200 Com.
Aug 30
200 Com.
Aug 29
200 Com.
Aug 28
25 Bottlenose
Aug 25
200 Com.
Aug 24
25 Risso’s
Aug 23
400 Com.
Big Sunfish
Aug 22
200 Com.
30 Risso’s
Elephant Seal & Sunfish
Aug 21
Bottlenose
Com.
Elephant Seal
Aug 19
30 Com.
Aug 18
Bottlenose
Aug 17
25 Risso’s
Aug 16
15 Bottlenose
Com.
Aug 15
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
4 Elephant Seals
Aug 13
40 Bottlenose
15 Risso’s
Aug 12
8 Bottlenose
150 Risso’s
Aug 11
150 Com.
40 Risso’s
Aug 10
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Elephant Seal
Aug 8
30 Risso’s
Aug 7
750 Com.
30 Risso’s
Aug 6
Bottlenose
1000 Com.
Aug 4
20 Bottlenose
1000 Com.
20 Risso’s
Aug 3
Risso’s
Aug 2
Com.
Risso’s
Aug 1
500 Com.
July 31
Bottlenose
Com.
July 30
Com.
July 27
Bottlenose
Com.
Elephant Seal
July 26
Com.
July 25
700 Com.
Mako Shark
July 23
1500 Com.
July 22
40 Com.
July 21
100 Bottlenose
40 Com.
Squid
July 20
Com.
July 19
Com.
July 18
1000+ Com.
July 17
Com.
Sunfish
July 16
100 Bottlenose
300 Com.
Risso’s
July 13
Com.
Blue Whale
July 12
40 Bottlenose
12 Com.
Blue Whale & Elephant Seal
July 11
1000 Com.
July 10
40 Bottlenose
July 9
4 Bottlenose
8 Com.
July 7
30 Com.
July 6
Com.
July 5
Com.
July 3
200 Com.
July 2
1500 Com.
June 30
500 Com.
3 Blue Whales
June 29
1000+ Com.
3 Blue Whales
June 28
Bottlenose
June 27
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
June 23
750 Com.
June 22
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Minke Whale / Blue Whales
June 21
Com.
June 20
Bottlenose
June 19
500 Com.
June 16
500 Com.
June 14
Pacific White-sided
June 13
100 Com.
June 12
15 Orcas for 3 hours!
June 11
750 Com.
June 9
20 Bottlenose
1500 Com.
June 8
30 Com.
June 7
1000+ Com.
June 5
30 Bottlenose
750 Com.
June 2
30 Com.
June 1
Minke Whale
May 29
50+ Com.
May 26
500 Com.
May 23
50 Com.
May 22
50 Bottlenose
750 Com.
2 Gray Whales
May 18
May 12
1000 Com.
May 11
May 9
Com.
2 Humpback Whales
May 7
500 Com.
May 5
10 Bottlenose
1500 Com.
May 1
500 Com.
Apr 27
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Apr 26
Bottlenose
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Apr 25
200 Com.
Apr 21
20 Com.
2 Gray Whales
Apr 19
Com.
Apr 18
8 Bottlenose
Apr 16
20 Com.
Apr 14
1000 Com.
Apr 13
80 Com.
Apr 12
Gray Whales
Apr 11
20 Bottlenose
Apr 8
30 Bottlenose
Gray Whales
Apr 6
Minke Whales
Apr 5
Bottlenose
Gray Whales
Apr 4
200 Com.
Gray Whales
Apr 2
30 Bottlenose
Apr 1
10 Bottlenose
Mar 29
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Mar28
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Mar 27
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Mar 26
Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Mar 25
Com.
Gray Whales
Mar 24
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Mar 23
Com.
Gray Whales
Mar 22
Bottlenose
Gray Whales
Mar 21
Bottlenose
Com.
Gray Whales
Mar 20
Com.
Gray Whales
Mar 17
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Mar 15
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Mar 12
Gray Whales
Mar 11
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Fin Whales
Mar 10
Com.
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Mar 9
Com.
Risso’s
Mar 8
Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Mar 7
Com.
Gray Whales
Mar 3
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Mar 2
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Fin Whales
Mar 1
Com.
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Feb 28
Com.
Risso’s
Feb 24
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Feb 23
Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Feb 22
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Feb 21
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Feb 18
Com.
Risso’s
Fin Whales
Feb 17
Risso’s
Feb 16
Com.
Risso’s
3 Gray Whales
Feb 15
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Feb 14
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Fin Whales
Feb 11
Risso’s
Fin Whales
Feb 10
Bottlenose
Gray Whales
Feb 9
Com.
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Feb 8
Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Feb 7
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Feb 3
Com.
Gray Whales
Feb 2
Com.
Gray Whales
Jan 31
Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Jan 29
Risso’s
Jan 27
Gray Whales
Jan 26
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Jan 25
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Jan 24
Pacific White-sided
Gray Whales
Jan 21
Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Jan 20
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Jan 19
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Jan 18
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Jan 17
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Jan 16
Com.
Jan 13
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Gray Whales
Jan 12
Com.
Gray Whales
Jan 11
Gray Whales
Jan 10
Com.
Gray Whales
Jan 9
Com.
Gray Whales
Jan 6
Bottlenose
Com.
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Jan 5
Bottlenose
Com.
Risso’s
Jan 4
Bottlenose
Jan 3
Bottlenose
Gray Whales
Jan 2
Gray Whales

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Whether you are new to Orange County whale watching, or have already experienced the best whale watching in Dana Point already, we welcome you to experience all that Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari has to offer. We see Blue Whales May through October, Gray Whales between December and May, Fin Whales and Minke Whales year round, as well as Killer Whales (Orca), Humpback Whales and other whales throughout the year. We see more wild dolphins off Orange County than anywhere in the world! We see five species of wild dolphins off Dana Point, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, and Newport Beach, sometimes in mega-pods as large as 10,000, all year round. Southern California hosts the greatest population of blue whales on earth. Blue whales are the largest known animal to have ever lived. Blue whales were almost hunted to extinction but are now protected worldwide by international law.