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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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