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Whale Watching Sightings Log 2003

Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching  Safari Sightings

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2003 Whale Watching Sightings

Bottlenose Dolphin
Common
Dolphin
Pacific
White-sided Dolphin
Risso’s
Dolphin
Other
Gray Whales
Dec 31   200 Com        
Dec 29           1 Gray Whale
Dec 28   500 Com       1 Gray Whale
Dec 27   1500 Com        
Dec 23     8 Pacific
White-sided
     
Dec 22   2000 Com        
Dec 21   400 Com        
Dec 18
500 Com
2 Gray Whales
Dec 17
Com
Dec 9
1000 Com
20 Pacific White-sided
Dec 8
50 Pacific White-sided
1 Gray Whale
Dec 3
6 Bottlenose
Nov 30
Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
Nov 29
Com
Nov 28
Com
Nov 26
20 Pacific White-sided
Nov 23
Com
Risso’s
Nov 19
Com
Nov 17
30 Bottlenose
30 Risso’s
Nov 14
1000+ Com
Nov 12
100 Com
9 Pacific White-sided
Nov 9
15 Bottlenose
30 Com
15 Risso’s
Nov 8
500 Com
Nov 7
500 Com
Nov 6
10 Bottlenose
Nov 4
2 Minke Whales
Nov 3
Com
Oct 29
Com
Oct 28
Com
Risso’s
1Minke
Whale, 1 Sun Fish & 1
Elephant Seal
Oct 25
Com
1 Sun Fish
Oct 23
600 Com
1 Sun Fish
Oct 22
20 Com
1 Sun Fish
Oct 21
8 Bottlenose
400 Com
1
Minke Whale & 2 Sun Fish
Oct 20
Com
1 Sun Fish
Oct 17
40 Bottlenose
20 Risso’s
1 Sun Fish
Oct 16
500 Com
Oct 15
300 Com
Oct 14
500 Com
12 Risso’s
Oct 13
6 Risso’s
Oct 12
200 Com
Oct 11
100+ Com
1 Blue Whale
Oct 10
1250 Com
Oct 9
600 Com
Risso’s
1 Blue Whale
Oct 8
750 Com
Risso’s
Oct 4
Com
Oct 3
Com
Risso’s
Oct 2
Com
Pacific White-sided
Oct 1
80 Com
10 Pacific White-sided
25 Risso’s
Sept 31
20 Risso’s
Sept 30
Bottlenose
1000 Com
Risso’s
Sept 29
1
Blue Whale, 1 Minke Whale & 2
Sharks
Sept 26
1000+ Com
1 Minke Whale
Sept 25
500 Com
1 Minke Whale
Sept 24
500 Com
20 Risso’s
1 Minke Whale
Sept 23
Risso’s
Sept 21
40 Com
5 Sun Fish
Sept 20
300 Com
Sept 19
600 Com
30 Risso’s
7 Sun Fish
Sept 18
40 Bottlenose
5 Sun Fish
Sept 17
Bottlenose
Risso’s
Sept 14
200 Com
2 Sun Fish
Sept 13
300 Com
1 Blue Whale
Sept 12
500 Com
1
Blue Whale & 3 Sun Fish
Sept 11
400 Com
3 Sun Fish
Sept 9
Bottlenose
Com
Risso’s
Sept 7
40 Bottlenose
70 Com
6 Blue Whales
Sept 6
400 Com
7 Blue Whales
Sept 5
200 Com
6 Blue Whales
Sept 4
6 Blue Whales
Sept 3
40 Com
30 Risso’s
4 Blue Whales
Sept 2
100 Com
3 Blue Whales
Sept 1
150 Com
3 Blue Whales
Aug 31
1
Blue Whale & 1 Minke Whale
Aug 30
50 Bottlenose
100 Com
1 Blue Whale
Aug 29
100 Com
15 Risso’s
1 Blue Whale
Aug 28
Com
Risso’s
2
Blue Whales & Sun Fish
Aug 27
1000+ Com
2 Blue Whales
Aug 24
1000 Com
6 Blue Whales
Aug 23
600 Com
5 Blue Whales
Aug 22
2000 Com
7 Blue Whales
Aug 21
1000+ Com
2 Blue Whales
Aug 20
10 Bottlenose
8 Com
20 Risso’s
8 Blue Whales
Aug 19
Com
4 Blue Whales
Aug 18
10 Bottlenose
300 Com
2 Blue Whales
Aug 17
Com
Aug 16
Com
Aug 15
200 Com
Risso’s
4 Blue Whales
Aug 14
Bottlenose
2000 Com
Aug 13
Com
Aug 12
Com
Aug 11
Com
Aug 10
Com
Aug 9
1000 Com
Aug 8
100 Com
Aug 7
2000 Com
30 Risso’s
Aug 6
Bottlenose
Aug 5
Com
Aug 3
Bottlenose
Aug 2
Com
Aug 1
30 Risso’s
July 31
1000 Com
July 29
Com
July 28
300 Com
July 27
Bottlenose
July 26
200 Com
4 Blue Whales
July 25
50 Bottlenose
200 Com
3
Blue Whales & 1 Sun Fish
July 24
Com
3 Blue Whales
July 23
Com
9 Blue Whales
July 22
Com
9 Blue Whales
July 20
Bottlenose
1000 Com
Risso’s
July 19
50 Bottlenose
50 Com
July 18
Com
July 17
400 Com
Mola Mola
July 16
Com
July 15
Com
Mola
Mola & Shark
July 14
5 Bottlenose
200 Com
July 13
Bottlenose
200 Com
5 Blue Whales
July 12
4
Blue Whales & 1 Blue Whale
Calf
July 11
400 Com
4
Blue Whales & 1 Blue Whale
Calf
July 10
Bottlenose
Risso’s
4
Blue Whales & 1 Blue Whale
Calf
July 9
Com
3 Blue Whales
July 8
Com
July 7
Blue
Whale & 2 Minke Whales
July 6
500 Com
5
Blue Whales & Minke Whale
July 5
200 Com
4 Blue Whales
July 4
Bottlenose
400 Com
Risso’s
July 3
40 Bottlenose
400 Com
Risso’s
July 2
200 Com
Minke Whale
July 1
200 Com
2
Blue Whales & 2 Minke Whales
June 29
200 Com
8
Blue Whales & 1 Minke Whale!!
June 28
300 Com
8 Blue Whales!!
June 27
Com
13 Blue Whales!!
June 26
500 Com
June 25
200 Com
June 22
500 Com
June 21
1000 Com
June 20
500 Com
Blue
Whales-Mother & Calf!!
June 18
Blue Whale
June 17
Com
Blue
Whale & Mako Shark!
June 15
Com
June 14
Com
Pacific White-sided
Blue
Whale & Minke Whale
June 13
Minke Whale
June 12
Com
Risso’s
June 11
1000 Com
June 6
Com
June 5
500 Com
Risso’s
June 3
Com
June 1
50 Com
May 31
1000 Com
8 Pacific White-sided
May 30
400 Com
May 29
10 Bottlenose
May 28
Bottlenose
May 27
10 Bottlenose
300 Com
May 26
500 Com
May 25
400 Com
May 24
400 Com
May 23
20 Bottlenose
30 Com
May 22
2 Bottlenose
300 Com
May 21
40 Risso’s
Minke Whale
May 20
200 Com
May 17
200 Com
May 16
2 Bottlenose
20 Com
May 14
4 Bottlenose
200 Com
May 12
4 Com
May 11
30 Com
Pacific White-sided
May 10
Com
Blue Whale!
May 8
Com
May 4
10 Bottlenose
Com
May 2
20 Com
May 1
Bottlenose
Com
Pacific White-sided
Risso’s
Apr 29
200 Com
Sun Fish
Apr 28
10 Bottlenose
500 Com
Apr 27
125 Com
Apr 26
1000 Com
Apr 25
1500 Com
Pacific White-sided
Apr 24
Com
Apr 23
6 Bottlenose
100 Com
Apr 22
Com
Pacific White-sided
Wind Jellies
Apr 21
100 Com
Apr 17
300 Com
Apr 16
200 Com
5 Gray Whales
Apr 15
200 Com
20 Pacific White-sided
2 Gray Whales
Apr 13
500 Com
15 Pacific White-sided
Apr 12
1000 Com
Apr 11
Com
Pacific White-sided
Dall’s
Porpoises & Elephant
Seal
Apr 10
Com
Pacific White-sided
Dall’s Porpoises
Apr 9
50 Bottlenose
100 Com
Dall’s
Porp. & False Killer
Whales
3 Gray Whales
Apr 8
300 Com
4
Sharks & Dall’s Porpoises
2 Gray Whales
Apr 7
Bottlenose
Apr 5
Bottlenose
Apr 4
Com
2 Breaching Gray Whales
3 Gray Whales
Apr 3
Bottlenose
6 Gray Whales
Apr 2
2 Gray Whales
Apr 1
4 Gray Whales
Mar 31
Com
3 Gray Whales
Mar 30
Com
Risso’s
6 Gray Whales
Mar 29
4 Bottlenose
12 Com
7 Gray Whales
Mar 28
Bottlenose
Com
5 Gray Whales
Mar 27
Bottlenose
12 Com
Pacific White-sided
4 Gray Whales
Mar 26
Com
2 Gray Whales
Mar 25
Bottlenose
Com
2 Gray Whales
Mar 24
Com
Minke Whale
6 Gray Whales
Mar 21
Bottlenose
Com
2 Gray Whales
Mar 20
Bottlenose
40 Com
2 Gray Whales
Mar 19
Bottlenose
4 Gray Whales
Mar 18
Pacific White-sided
1 Gray Whales
Mar 16
15 Com
3 Gray Whales
Mar 14
30 Bottlenose
60 Pacific White-sided
10 Gray Whales
Mar 13
10 Bottlenose
15 Risso’s
2
Minke Whales & Krill
1 Gray Whale
Mar 12
500 Com
4 Brydes Whales
8 Gray Whales
Mar 11
100 Com
10 Pacific White-sided
4 Gray Whales
Mar 10
15 Com
3 Gray Whales
Mar 9
150 Com
10 Pacific White-sided
3 Gray Whales
Mar 8
2 Bottlenose
600 Com
7 Gray Whales
Mar 7
300 Com
2 Dalls Porpoises
4 Gray Whales
Mar 5
2 Gray Whales
Mar 3
2 Gray Whales
Mar 2
1000 Com
6 Gray Whales
Mar 1
Bottlenose
Risso’s
4 Gray Whales
Feb 28
Bottlenose
Elephant Seal
2 Gray Whales
Feb 27
Pacific White-sided
1 Gray Whale
Feb 24
1 Gray Whale Breaching!!
Feb 23
1500 Com
1 Gray Whale
Feb 22
Com
Pacific White-sided
3 Gray Whales
Feb 21
Com
Pacific White-sided
4 Gray Whales
Feb 20
Com
1 Gray Whale
Feb 19
5 Gray Whales
Feb 18
200 Com
4 Gray Whales
Feb 17
100 Com
3 Gray Whales
Feb 16
2 Bottlenose
Pacific White-sided
2 Gray Whales
Feb 15
Com
Pacific White-sided
1 Gray Whale
Feb 14
Pacific White-sided
3 Gray Whales
Feb 11
Pacific White-sided
Feb 10
10 Bottlenose
100 Com
20 Risso’s
Feb 9
6 Gray Whales
Feb 8
Pacific White-sided
1 Gray Whale
Feb 7
8 Gray Whales
Feb 6
Pacific White-sided
2 Gray Whales
Feb 4
10 Bottlenose
50 Com
Elephant Seal
3 Gray Whales
Feb 2
50 Pacific White-sided
7 Gray Whales
Feb 1
50 Pacific White-sided
3 Gray Whales
Jan 31
50 Bottlenose
400 Com
2 Minke Whales
2 Gray Whales
Jan 30
300 Com
Jan 29
200 Com
1 Gray Whale
Jan 28
30 Pacific White-sided
15 Risso’s
2 Gray Whales
Jan 27
50 Com
2 Gray Whales
Jan 26
Pacific White-sided
2 Gray Whales
Jan 25
2 Gray Whales
Jan 24
25 Bottlenose
10 Pacific White-sided
2 Gray Whales
Jan 23
6 Com
Jan 21
Com
2 Gray Whales
Jan 20
500 Com
4 Gray Whales
Jan 19
20 Bottlenose
100 Com
20 Risso’s
2 Gray Whales
Jan 18
40 Bottlenose
1 Gray Whale
Jan 17
Bottlenose
Com
Risso’s
Minke Whale
1 Gray Whale
Jan 16
200 Com
1 Gray Whale
Jan 15
Com
2
Gray Whales & Calf
Jan 12
4 Bottlenose
15 Risso’s
Jan 11
15 Bottlenose
Gray
Whale & Calf
Jan 10
200 Com
1 Gray Whale
Jan 9
300 Com
20 Pacific White-sided
1 Gray Whale
Jan 8
200 Com
10 Risso’s
Minke Whale
2 Gray Whales
Jan 5
500 Com
6 Pacific White-sided
Jan 4
500 Com
Jan 3
Bottlenose
500 Com
Gray
Whale & Calf
Jan 2
200 Com
Gray
Whale & Calf

 

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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.