Captain Dave’s Whale Watching and Dolphin Safari Sightings

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2006 Whale Watching Sightings

 

Date Bottlenose Dolphin Common Dolphin Pacific White-sided Dolphin Risso’s Dolphin Whales Other
December
31
50
Bottlenose
1000
Common’s
8 Pacific
White Sided Dolphins
80 Risso’s 1 Mola Mola
December
30
200 Common’s 70
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2
Dall’s Porpoise
& 2 Mola Mola
December
29
6 Bottlenose 30
Risso’s
December
28
300
Common’s
12 Pacific
White Sided Dolphins
 
December
26
5 Common’s 14 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 Bottlenose 100
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 Bottlenose 8 Pacific
White Sided Dolphins
December 5 6 Bottlenose 4 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 Bottlenose 2000
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 Bottlenose 250
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 Bottlenose 200
Common’s
7
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1 Minke
Whale
November
11
  300
Common’s
50
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
 
November
10
75 Bottlenose 40
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’s Gray
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 Bottlenose 40 Pacific
White Sided Dolphins
20 Risso’s
October
27
48 Bottlenose 100
Common’s
    1 Minke
Whale
1 Swordfish
October
26
  2500
Common’s
   
October
24
10 Bottlenose   20 Risso’s
October
22
20 Risso’s 1 Minke
Whale
2
Sei Whales
October
21
2000 Common’s
October
20
350
Common’s
October
17
  20
Common’s
  6 Risso’s 1
Minke Whale
,
1 Mola mola
1 unidentified whale, sei whale??
October
16
2 Bottlenose 30 Risso’s
October
15
600
Common’s
October
14
30 Bottlenose 300
Common’s
3 Minke
Whales
October
13
  2000
Common’s
  7 Minke
Whales
!
October
12
45 Bottlenose 100
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’s 1 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 Bottlenose 50 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 Bottlenose 1300
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 Bottlenose 3000Common’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 Bottlenose 1300 Common’s 30 Risso’s 1 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 Bottlenose 60
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 Bottlenose 1000 Common Dolphin 15 Risso’s
August
15
 2 Bottlenose 800
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 Bottlenose 1025
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 Whales 700 Common’s (short beaked)
July 31   800 Common’s     1 Blue Whale  
July 30   506 Common’s     8 Blue Whales  
July 29 8 Bottlenose 200 Common’s     32 Blue Whales  
July 28   50 Common’s     20 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
July 27   140 Common’s     9 Blue Whales 1 Blue Shark
July 26   750 Common’s     4 Blue Whales  
July 25 100 Bottlenose 1000 Common’s     3 Blue Whales  
July 24 14 Bottlenose 1000 Common’s 15 Risso’s 15 Risso’s 6 Blue Whales  
July 23   1600 Common’s        
July 22   100 Common’s     8 Blue Whales  
July 21 50 Bottlenose   6 Risso’s   1 Fin Whale
July 20         13 Blue Whales 2 Fin Whales
July 19 12 Bottlenose 700 Common’s     11 Blue Whales 1 Fin Whales
July 18 10 Bottlenose 125 Common’s     10 Blue Whales  
July 17   215 Common’s     2 Blue Whales  
July 16 200 Bottlenose 120 Common’s     4 Blue Whales 4 Fin Whales & 1
Elephant Seal, 1 Mola mola
July 15 200 Bottlenose 250 Common’s     12 Blue Whales 1 Fin Whale
July 14   900 Common’s   50 Risso’s 11 Blue Whales  
July 13   850 Common’s     8 Blue Whales 4 Fin Whale
July 12   1550 Common’s     2 Fin Whales 2 Elephant seal, 2 Mola Molas
July 11 12 Bottlenose 2200 Common’s   12 Risso’s 2Blue Whale Short 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 Whales 1 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 Whales 8 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 Bottlenose 150 Common’s   70 Risso’s 4 Blue Whales 1 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 Bottlenose 850 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 Bottlenose 1200
Common Dolphin
  43 Rissos    
June
20
10 Bottlenose 2000
Common Dolphin
       
June
19
           
June
18
  2000
Common Dolphin
    1 shark/1
Mola Mola
 
June
17
20 Bottlenose
Dolphin
    15 Risso’s 2 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 10 30 Bottlenose Dolphin          
June 9 24 Bottlenose Dolphin          
June 8 50 Bottlenose Dolphin       3 Mola Mola  
June 7 48 Bottlenose Dolphin 800 Common Dolphin  24
Risso’s
   
June 6   4000 Common Dolphin        
June 5            
June 4   4000 Common Dolphin     3 Mola Mola  
June 3 30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2000 Common Dolphin     2 Mola Mola  
June 2 30 Bottlenose Dolphin          
June 1   mega pod 2000 Common dolphin   1gray
whale
 1
Humpback whale
May 31   100 Common Dolphin        
May 30 30 Bottlenose Dolphin          
May 28 30 Bottlenose dolphin  12
Pacific white Sided Dolphin
     
May 27         3 Mola Mola  
may 26 25 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 19 100 Bottlenose dolphin          
May 18 5 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 9 48 Bottlenose
May 9 24 Bottlenose          
May 7 4 Bottlenose          
May 4 35 Bottlenose 30 Common’s        
May 2 12 Bottlenose 2500 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 22 2 Bottlenose        4
grey whales
April 21 6 Bottlenose        1
Gray Whale & Calf
April 20 32 Bottlenose          
April 19 24 Bottlenose 200 Common’s      2
Gray Whales
April 18 12 Bottlenose 300 Common’s      13
gray whales/1 calf/1 breaching
April 17          1
Gray Whale & Calf
April 15 6 Bottlenose 100 Common’s      1
Gray Whale & Calf
April 12 24 Bottlenose        2
Gray Whales
April 11          2
Gray Whales – 1 breaching
April 10 12 Bottlenose        1
Gray Whale & Calf
April 9 6 Bottlenose 50 Common’s      1
Gray Whale & Calf
April 8 20 Bottlenose          
April 6 100 Bottlenose        1
Gray Whale
April 4     20 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins      
April 3   200 Common’s 24 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins    1
Gray Whale
April 2 20 Bottlenose        3
Gray Whales
April 1   3 Common’s      1
Gray Whale (breaching)
Mar 31 200 Bottlenose 200 Common’s   10 Risso’s 1 Beaked
Whale
1 Gray
Whale
Mar 30 100 Bottlenose        1
Breaching Gray Whale
Mar 29   1200 Common’s        
Mar 28         1 Breaching Humpback Whale!  
Mar 27 4 Bottlenose 200 Common’s   24 Risso Dolphins  2
Gray Whales
Mar 26 4 Bottlenose 3000 Common’s 50 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins 24 Risso Dolphins 30 Melon
Head Dolphins, 1 Fin & 1Minke
Whale,
8 Gray Whales
Mar 25   500 Common’s 20 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins 20 Risso’s  1
Gray Whale
Mar 23   2000 Common’s      1
Gray Whale
Mar 22 3 Bottlenose 200 Common’s      3
Gray Whales
Mar 21 3 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 14 12 Bottlenose     3 Risso’s  2
Gray Whales
Mar 13 12 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 Dolphins 12 Risso’s    
Mar 5 6 Bottlenose 2000 Common’s      7
Gray Whales
Mar 4 6 Bottlenose 1000 Common’s      10
Gray Whales
Mar 1 24 Bottlenose 1000 Common’s      7
Gray Whales
Feb 28     12 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins    1
Gray Whale
Feb 26 30 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’s 8 Pacific White-sided    2
Gray Whales
Feb 19   500 Common’s      2
Gray Whales
Feb 18 40 Bottlenose 500 Common’s      4
Gray Whales
Feb 17 35 Bottlenose     6 Risso’s  2
Gray Whales
Feb 16 6 Bottlenose 40 Common’s      2
Gray Whales
Feb 13 6 Bottlenose 500+ Common’s      2
Gray Whales
Feb 12   100 Common’s   20 Risso’s    
Feb 11   200 Common’s 12 Pacific Whitesided Dolphins      
Feb 9   3000 Common’s      1
Gray Whale
Feb 8 12 Bottlenose 3000 Common’s      3
Gray Whales
Feb 7 24 Bottlenose        1
Gray Whale
Feb 6 24 Bottlenose 50 Common’s     2 Gray
Whales
1 hybrid
Bottlenose/Risso’s dolphin!!
Feb 5 24 Bottlenose 100 Common’s      1
Gray Whale
Feb 4   60 Common’s     1 Shark  
Feb 3 12 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 14 12 Bottlenose     25 Risso’s   2 Gray Whales-mother & calf
Jan 13 12 Bottlenose 1000 Common’s   24 Risso’s   2 Gray Whales-mother & calf
Jan 12 12 Bottlenose 6 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 7 20 Bottlenose     30 Risso’s    
Jan 6   10 Common’s        
Jan 5   200 Common’s        
Jan 4 8 Bottlenose 2000 Common’s