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    Whale Watching Sightings Log 2006

    Captain Dave’s Whale Watching and Dolphin Safari Sightings

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    2006 Whale Watching Sightings

     

    DateBottlenose DolphinCommon DolphinPacific White-sided DolphinRisso’s DolphinWhalesOther
    December
    31
    50
    Bottlenose
    1000
    Common’s
    8 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    80 Risso’s1 Mola Mola
    December
    30
    200 Common’s70
    Pacific White Sided Dolphins
     2
    Dall’s Porpoise
    & 2 Mola Mola
    December
    29
    6 Bottlenose30
    Risso’s
    December
    28
    300
    Common’s
    12 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
     
    December
    26
    5 Common’s14 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    1 Gray
    Whale
    December
    24
    320
    Common’s
      
    December
    23
    250
    Common’s
    December
    21
    350
    Common’s
     
    December
    17
    4 Bottlenose100
    Common’s
    5 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    December
    15
     25
    Common’s
      
    December
    13
    30 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    1 Minke
    Whale
    Very friendly
    December
    9
    20
    Pacific White Sided Dolphins
     2 Gray
    Whales
    December
    7
    4 Bottlenose8 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    December 56 Bottlenose4 Common’s  1 Minke
    Whale
    December
    4
    2 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    2 Fin Whales by Capt. Tommy
    December
    2
    600
    Common’s
    12 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
     
    December
    1
     20
    Common’s
    7 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
     
    November
    30
    2000
    Common’s
     
    November
    27
    November
    26
      
    November
    25
    450
    Common’s
    November
    24
    10 Bottlenose2000
    Common’s
     10 Risso’s
    November
    22
    1000
    Common’s
    1 Minke
    Whale
    November
    19
     1000
    Common’s
      
    November
    18
    30 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    November
    17
    30 Common’s  
    November
    16
    2 Bottlenose250
    Common’s
    November
    15
     6000
    Common’s
      2 Grays
    by Early Bird 2 in HB
    November
    13
    200
    Common’s
    15 Risso’s
    November
    12
    15 Bottlenose200
    Common’s
    7
    Pacific White Sided Dolphins
     1 Minke
    Whale
    November
    11
     300
    Common’s
    50
    Pacific White Sided Dolphins
     
    November
    10
    75 Bottlenose40
    Common’s
     20 Risso’s
    November
    9
    1000
    Common’s
    November
    8
    200
    Common’s
    November
    7
    250
    Common’s
    Fin
    Whale called in by Sea Explorer
    November
    5
     300
    Common’s
     
    November
    4
    180
    Bottlenose
    November
    3
       Humpback
    Whales called in
    November
    2
    100
    Bottlenose
    60 Common’sGray
    Whale by DW
    October
    31
      Gray
    Whale by OI
    October
    30
    750
    Common’s
    Gray
    Whale by OI
    October
    29
     300
    Common’s
      1 Swordfish
    October
    28
    3 Bottlenose40 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    20 Risso’s
    October
    27
    48 Bottlenose100
    Common’s
      1 Minke
    Whale
    1 Swordfish
    October
    26
     2500
    Common’s
      
    October
    24
    10 Bottlenose 20 Risso’s
    October
    22
    20 Risso’s1 Minke
    Whale
    2
    Sei Whales
    October
    21
    2000 Common’s
    October
    20
    350
    Common’s
    October
    17
     20
    Common’s
     6 Risso’s1
    Minke Whale
    ,
    1 Mola mola
    1 unidentified whale, sei whale??
    October
    16
    2 Bottlenose30 Risso’s
    October
    15
    600
    Common’s
    October
    14
    30 Bottlenose300
    Common’s
    3 Minke
    Whales
    October
    13
     2000
    Common’s
     7 Minke
    Whales
    !
    October
    12
    45 Bottlenose100
    Common’s
    1 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphins
    2 Minke
    Whales
    October
    11
     35
    Bottlenose
      
    October
    10
     6 Common’s  2 Minke
    Whales
    October
    9
      20 Risso’s
    October
    8
     8
    Pacific White Sided Dolphins
    20 Risso’s1 Minke
    Whale
    October
    7
    30
    Bottlenose
    6
    Common’s
     66
    Pacific White Sided Dolphins
     50
    Risso’s
    October
    6
    500
    Common’s
    October
    4
     450
    Common’s
     1
    Minke Whale
    ,2
    Fin Whale
    s
    October
    3
    500
    Common’s
    75 Pacific
    White Sided Dolphin
    60 Risso’s
    October
    1
     1200
    Common’s
      
    September
    30
    100
    Common’s
    September
    29
     1003
    Common’s
     1 Minke
    Whale
    200
    Short Beaked Common Dolphin
    September
    26
    200
    Common’s
      
    September
    25
     500
    Common’s
      2 Blue
    Whales
    September
    24
     1000 Common’s  
    September
    23
     3050
    Common’s
     
    September
    22
    6 Common’s
    September
    21
     1000
    Common’s
      
    September
    20
    500
    Common’s
    September
    19
     100
    Common’s
     
    September
    18
     60
    Bottlenose
    200
    Common’s
      
    September
    17
    6 Bottlenose50 Common’s 35 Risso’s
    September
    16
     200 Common’s 100
    Risso’s
    September
    15
    100
    Bottlenose
    350
    Common’s
    (200 long beaked)
      
    September
    14
       2 Blue
    Whales
    (Mother & calf)
    September
    13
     500
    Common’s
     1 Minke whale
    September
    12
    4 Bottlenose 2 mola
    molas
    September
    11
     1000
    Common’s
      
    September
    10
    8 Bottlenose1300
    Common’s
    1 Blue
    Whale
    September
    9
     100 Common’s 1 Blue
    Whale
    1 elephant
    seal
    September
    6
     200
    Common’s
      
    September
    4
    1200
    Common’s
     1 Blue
    Whale
    September
    3
     1100
    Common’s
     1 Blue
    Whale
    September
    2
    100 Bottlenose3000Common’s  
    September
    1
     200
    Common Dolphin
    August
    31
     200
    Common’s
      Humpback
    Whale breaching
    !
    August
    30
     200
    Common’s
      1 striped marlin breaching!
    August
    29
    2
    Bottlenose
    70
    Common’s
     12
    Risso’s
    1 mola
    mola
    August
    28
       1 Blue
    Whale
    1 mola
    mola
    August
    27
     300
    Common’s
      1 mola
    mola
    August
    26
       4 Blue
    Whales
    August
    25
     700
    Common’s
     25
    Risso’s
    1 Blue
    Whale
    August
    24
    75
    Bottlenose
    225
    Risso’s
    August
    23
     300
    Common’s
      4 Blue
    Whales
    August
    22
    6 Bottlenose1300 Common’s30 Risso’s1 Blue Whale
    August
    21
     75 Common’s 110
    Risso’s
    5 Blue
    Whales
    1 mola
    mola
    August
    20
     500
    Common’s
      2 Blue
    Whales
    August
    19
      200 Bottlenose60
    Common’s
       50
    Risso’s
    2 Blue
    Whales in the distance
    August
    18
     200
    Common’s
      50
    Risso’s
    2 Blue
    Whales
    Mother/calf
    August
    17
     3000Common’s  
    August
    16
     2 Bottlenose1000 Common Dolphin15 Risso’s
    August
    15
     2 Bottlenose800
    Common’s
      15
    Risso’s
    August
    14
     200
    Common’s
    2 Blue
    Whales
    50 DAYS OF BLUE WHALES!
    August
    13
     300
    Common’s
      6 Blue
    Whales
    August
    12
     200
    Common’s
      11 Blue
    Whales
    Mother/calf
    August
    11
     200
    Common’s
      22 Blue
    Whales
    1 mola
    mola/
    1 elephant seal
    August
    10
     200
    Common’s
      Heavy fog all day
    August
    9
     75
    Common’s
      11 Blue
    Whales
    August
    8
     900
    Common’s
      14 Blue
    Whales
    August
    7
    5 Bottlenose1025
    Common’s
      8 Blue
    Whales
    August 6  500 Common’s  8 Blue
    Whales
    August 5  300 Common’s  6 Blue
    Whales
     
    August 4  300 Common’s  3 Blue
    Whales
     
    August 3  600 Common’s  5 Blue
    Whales
     
    August 2  1600 Common’s  3 Blue Whales 
    August 1  1400 Common’s(long beaked) 5 Blue Whales700 Common’s (short beaked)
    July 31  800 Common’s  1 Blue Whale 
    July 30  506 Common’s  8 Blue Whales 
    July 298 Bottlenose200 Common’s  32 Blue Whales 
    July 28 50 Common’s  20 Blue Whales1 Mola Mola
    July 27 140 Common’s  9 Blue Whales 1 Blue Shark
    July 26 750 Common’s  4 Blue Whales 
    July 25100 Bottlenose1000 Common’s  3 Blue Whales 
    July 2414 Bottlenose1000 Common’s15 Risso’s15 Risso’s6 Blue Whales 
    July 23 1600 Common’s    
    July 22 100 Common’s  8 Blue Whales 
    July 2150 Bottlenose 6 Risso’s 1 Fin Whale
    July 20    13 Blue Whales 2 Fin Whales
    July 1912 Bottlenose700 Common’s  11 Blue Whales 1 Fin Whales
    July 1810 Bottlenose125 Common’s  10 Blue Whales 
    July 17 215 Common’s  2 Blue Whales 
    July 16200 Bottlenose120 Common’s  4 Blue Whales4 Fin Whales & 1
    Elephant Seal, 1 Mola mola
    July 15200 Bottlenose250 Common’s  12 Blue Whales1 Fin Whale
    July 14 900 Common’s 50 Risso’s11 Blue Whales 
    July 13 850 Common’s  8 Blue Whales4 Fin Whale
    July 12 1550 Common’s  2 Fin Whales2 Elephant seal, 2 Mola Molas
    July 1112 Bottlenose2200 Common’s 12 Risso’s2Blue WhaleShort beaked & long
    beaked common feeding together!
    July 11      
    July 10  520 Common’s  5 Blue Whales 
    July 9  1000 Common’s  17 Blue Whales & 1
    Calf
     
    July 8  800 Common’s  16 Blue Whales1 Fin Whale
    July 7  4000 Common’s  17 Blue Whales 
    July 6  400 Common’s  21 Blue Whales & 3
    calves
    2 Fin whales
    July 5  880 Common’s  5 Blue Whales8 Fin Whales feeding (one close encounter)
    July 4  700 Common’s  1Blue Whale(1 mother with calf breaching!!!)
    July 3  760 Common’s  7 Blue Whales 
    July 2 24 Bottlenose150 Common’s 70 Risso’s4 Blue Whales1 Mola Mola
    July 1  52 Common’s  13 Blue whales 
    June 30  1000 Common’s  14 Blue whales(2 were Fluking)
    June 29 200 Common’s  17 Blue Whales 
    June 28 200 Common’s    
    June 27 400 Common’s    
    June 26 2 Bottlenose850 Common’s   1 Blue Whale 
    June 25  50 Common’s   3 Blue Whales 
    June 24 500 Common’s   1 Blue Whale 
    June
    23
     230
    Common Dolphin
        
    June
    22
     1500
    Common Dolphin
        
    June
    21
    27 Bottlenose1200
    Common Dolphin
     43 Rissos  
    June
    20
    10 Bottlenose2000
    Common Dolphin
        
    June
    19
          
    June
    18
     2000
    Common Dolphin
      1 shark/1
    Mola Mola
     
    June
    17
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
      15 Risso’s2 Mola
    Mola
     
    June
    16
     550
    Common Dolphin
       1
    Humpback (caught in net)
    June
    15
    25 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
        
    June
    14
    15 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1000
    Common Dolphin
       1
    Blue whale
    June
    13
    15 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
        2
    Blue whale
    June 12 200 Common Dolphin 1 Mola Mola 2
    Blue whale
    June 11 100 Common Dolphin    
    June 1030 Bottlenose Dolphin     
    June 924 Bottlenose Dolphin     
    June 850 Bottlenose Dolphin   3 Mola Mola 
    June 748 Bottlenose Dolphin800 Common Dolphin 24
    Risso’s
      
    June 6 4000 Common Dolphin    
    June 5      
    June 4 4000 Common Dolphin  3 Mola Mola 
    June 330 Bottlenose Dolphin2000 Common Dolphin  2 Mola Mola 
    June 230 Bottlenose Dolphin     
    June 1 mega pod 2000 Common dolphin 1gray
    whale
     1
    Humpback whale
    May 31 100 Common Dolphin    
    May 3030 Bottlenose Dolphin     
    May 2830 Bottlenose dolphin 12
    Pacific white Sided Dolphin
       
    May 27    3 Mola Mola 
    may 2625 bottlenose dolphin 1000
    common dolphin
       
    may 25     
    May 24   1500
    Common Dolphin
       
    May 23      
    May 22 NO TRIPS     
    May 21  3000
    Common Dolphin
       
    May 20  12
    Pacific white Sided Dolphin
       
    May 19100 Bottlenose dolphin     
    May 185 Bottlenose dolphin     
    May
    17
    12 Bottlenose     
    May 16 3 Common’s    
    May 15 1000 Common’s    
    May 14 3 Common’s    
    May 13 2700 Common’s    
    May 12 
    1700 Common’s
        
    May 11 3400 Common’s    
    May 948 Bottlenose
    May 9 24 Bottlenose     
    May 7 4 Bottlenose     
    May 4 35 Bottlenose30 Common’s    
    May 212 Bottlenose2500 Common’s  1 MOLA MOLA 
    April 30 30 Bottlnose Dolphins     
    April 29      1
    Gray Whale & Calf
    April 28   24 Rissos  
    April 26 50 Common’s    
    April 23 12 Bottlenose 24 Pacific White sided Dolphins  5
    Gray Whales
    April 222 Bottlenose    4
    grey whales
    April 21 6 Bottlenose    1
    Gray Whale & Calf
    April 20 32 Bottlenose     
    April 19 24 Bottlenose200 Common’s   2
    Gray Whales
    April 18 12 Bottlenose300 Common’s   13
    gray whales/1 calf/1 breaching
    April 17     1
    Gray Whale & Calf
    April 156 Bottlenose100 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale & Calf
    April 1224 Bottlenose    2
    Gray Whales
    April 11      2
    Gray Whales – 1 breaching
    April 10 12 Bottlenose    1
    Gray Whale & Calf
    April 96 Bottlenose50 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale & Calf
    April 820 Bottlenose     
    April 6100 Bottlenose    1
    Gray Whale
    April 4  20 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins   
    April 3 200 Common’s24 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins  1
    Gray Whale
    April 220 Bottlenose    3
    Gray Whales
    April 1 3 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale (breaching)
    Mar 31200 Bottlenose200 Common’s 10 Risso’s1 Beaked
    Whale
    1 Gray
    Whale
    Mar 30100 Bottlenose    1
    Breaching Gray Whale
    Mar 29 1200 Common’s    
    Mar 28    1 Breaching Humpback Whale! 
    Mar 274 Bottlenose200 Common’s 24 Risso Dolphins 2
    Gray Whales
    Mar 264 Bottlenose3000 Common’s50 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins24 Risso Dolphins30 Melon
    Head Dolphins, 1 Fin & 1Minke
    Whale,
    8 Gray Whales
    Mar 25 500 Common’s20 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins20 Risso’s 1
    Gray Whale
    Mar 23 2000 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale
    Mar 223 Bottlenose200 Common’s   3
    Gray Whales
    Mar 213 Bottlenose    3
    Gray Whales
    Mar 20 250 Common’s   2
    Gray Whales
    Mar 19  20 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins  5
    Gray Whales
    Mar 18 2000 Common’s    
    Mar 16 300 Common’s   4
    Gray Whales
    Mar 15  12 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins  3
    Gray Whales
    Mar 1412 Bottlenose  3 Risso’s 2
    Gray Whales
    Mar 1312 Bottlenose    6
    Gray Whales
    Mar 12     4
    Gray Whales
    Mar 9 2000 Common’s   4
    Gray Whales
    Mar 8 400 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale
    Mar 6  2 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins12 Risso’s  
    Mar 56 Bottlenose2000 Common’s   7
    Gray Whales
    Mar 46 Bottlenose1000 Common’s   10
    Gray Whales
    Mar 124 Bottlenose1000 Common’s   7
    Gray Whales
    Feb 28  12 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins  1
    Gray Whale
    Feb 2630 Bottlenose  20 Risso’s 1
    Gray Whale – Breaching
    Feb 25 300 Common’s 30 Risso’s  
    Feb 24 1000 Common’s   2
    Gray Whales
    Feb 23 1000 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale
    Feb 21 50 Common’s   3
    Gray Whales
    Feb 20 1500+ Common’s8 Pacific White-sided  2
    Gray Whales
    Feb 19 500 Common’s   2
    Gray Whales
    Feb 1840 Bottlenose500 Common’s   4
    Gray Whales
    Feb 1735 Bottlenose  6 Risso’s 2
    Gray Whales
    Feb 166 Bottlenose40 Common’s   2
    Gray Whales
    Feb 136 Bottlenose500+ Common’s   2
    Gray Whales
    Feb 12 100 Common’s 20 Risso’s  
    Feb 11 200 Common’s12 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins   
    Feb 9 3000 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale
    Feb 812 Bottlenose3000 Common’s   3
    Gray Whales
    Feb 724 Bottlenose    1
    Gray Whale
    Feb 624 Bottlenose50 Common’s  2 Gray
    Whales
    1 hybrid
    Bottlenose/Risso’s dolphin!!
    Feb 524 Bottlenose100 Common’s   1
    Gray Whale
    Feb 4 60 Common’s  1 Shark 
    Feb 312 Bottlenose     
    Feb 2   12 Risso’s 2
    Gray Whales
    Feb 1  12 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins  2
    Gray Whales
    Jan 31   2 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales
    Jan 30     1 Gray Whale
    Jan 29 2000 Common’s    
    Jan 28 3000 Common’s  24 Risso’s 4 Gray Whales
    Jan 27     4 Gray Whales-1 breaching!!
    Jan 26 4000 Common’s   1 Grey Whale
    Jan 22     2 Gray Whales
    Jan 21 4500 Common’s   3 Gray Whales-mother & calf
    Jan 18 2000 Common’s   2 Gray Whales
    Jan 17  100 Common’s   4 Gray Whales
    Jan 16 150 Common’s    2 Gray
    Whales-mother & calf
    Jan 15     3 Gray Whales
    Jan 1412 Bottlenose  25 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales-mother & calf
    Jan 1312 Bottlenose1000 Common’s 24 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales-mother & calf
    Jan 1212 Bottlenose6 Common’s 20 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales-mother & calf
    Jan 11     3 Gray Whales
    Jan 9 2000 Common’s    
    Jan 8   6 Risso’s 4 Gray Whales including 1 calf
    Jan 720 Bottlenose  30 Risso’s  
    Jan 6 10 Common’s    
    Jan 5 200 Common’s    
    Jan 48 Bottlenose2000 Common’s