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    Whale Watching Sightings Log 2009

    Captain Dave’s Whale Watching and Dolphin Safari Sightings

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    2009 Whale Watching Sightings

    Date# of
    Trips
    Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    Common
    Dolphin
    Pacific
    White-sided
    Dolphin
    Risso’s
    Dolphin
    WhalesOther
    December
    31
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    20
    Pacific WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALE
    S
    1
    MOLA MOLA
    December
    30
    56 Common
    Dolphin
    16 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    December
    29
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    160
    Common Dolphin
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    December
    28
    80 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    40 Risso’s4
    MAKO SHARKS
    December
    27
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    10 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    December
    26
    75
    Common Dolphin
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    December
    24
    30 Common
    Dolphin
    5 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    December
    23
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphin
    December
    21
    10 Common
    Dolphin
    12 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    4
    MAKO SHARKS
    December
    20
    8 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    6 Risso’s 1
    MINKE WHALE
    December
    19
    300 Common
    Dolphin
    20 Risso’s
    December
    18
    25
    Pacific WhiteSided
    30 Risso’s
    December
    17
    87
    Common Dolphin
    December
    15
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50
    Common Dolphin
    3
    Pacific WhiteSided
    December
    14
    500
    Common Dolphin
    12 Risso’s
    December
    12
    14
    Pacific WhiteSided
    December
    10
    200
    Common Dolphin
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    December
    9
    3 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    300
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Pacific WhiteSided
    December
    8
    6 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    75 Risso’s1
    FIN WHALE
    December
    6
    200
    Common Dolphin
    2
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    December
    5
    5 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    December
    4
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    150
    Common Dolphin
    15
    Pacific WhiteSided
    75 Risso’s
    December
    3
    10 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    December
    1
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    November
    30
    35 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    November
    29
    25 Common
    Dolphin
    25
    Pacific WhiteSided
    November
    28
    500 Common
    Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    November
    27
    150
    Common Dolphin
    35
    Pacific WhiteSided
    November
    25
    35 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    45 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    60 Risso’s
    November
    24
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    40
    Pacific WhiteSided
    50 Risso’s
    November
    23
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    10 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    100
    Risso’s
    November
    22
    30 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    30
    Risso’s
    November
    21
    360
    Common Dolphin
    100
    Pacific WhiteSided
    November
    20
    200
    Common Dolphin
    70
    Pacific WhiteSided
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    November
    19
    6 Common
    Dolphin
    6 Risso’s
    November
    18
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    6
    Pacific WhiteSided
    100 Risso’s
    November
    17
    2
    FIN WHALES
    1
    ELEPHANT SEAL
    November
    15
    100
    Common Dolphin
    35
    Pacific WhiteSided
    November
    14
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    20
    Risso’s
    November
    13
    6
    Pacific WhiteSided
    20 Risso’s
    November 112
    BLUE WHALES
    November 101
    BLUE WHALE
    November
    9
    25
    Common Dolphin
    November
    7
    25Pacific
    WhiteSided
    15 Risso’s
    November
    6
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    6 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    November
    4
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    12
    Pacific WhiteSided
    November
    2
    30 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    November
    1
    270
    Common
    Dolphin
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1 MINKE WHALE
    October
    31
    20
    Common Dolphin
    4
    FIN WHALES
    October
    30
    50 Risso’s
    October
    29
    No sightingsHigh
    winds
    October
    26
    80 Common
    Dolphin
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    25
    10 Common
    Dolphin
    5 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    24
    50
    Common Dolphin
    5
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    23
    400
    Common Dolphin
    6 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    9 BLUE
    WHALES
    3
    FIN WHALE
    October
    22
    12
    Pacific WhiteSided
    5
    BLUE WHALES
    1 FIN WHALE
    October
    21
    300
    Common Dolphin
    7
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    20
    100
    Common Dolphin
    12
    BLUE WHALES
    Ocotber
    19
    500 Common
    Dolphin
    8
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    18
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    Ocotber
    17
    25 Risso’s
    October
    16
    500
    Common Dolphin
    2
    MINKE WHALES
    October
    15
    8 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    14
    No sightings
    Ocotber
    13
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    12
    200
    Common Dolphin
    1 BLUE
    WHALE
    Mola
    mola
    Ocotber
    11
    70 Common
    Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    Lots & lots of krill!
    October 101100
    Common Dolphin
    October
    9
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50
    Common Dolphin
    October
    8
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
    20 Risso’sMola
    mola
    Ocotber
    7
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    Ocotber
    6
    120
    Common Dolphin
    October
    5
    100
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
     
    October 4No sightings
    October
    3
    1,600
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    October
    2
    24 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    500
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALE
    October
    1
    500
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    September
    30
    500
    Common Dolphin
    September
    29
    500
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
     
    September
    28
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    300
    Common Dolphin
    50 Risso’s
    September
    27
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    25
    Risso’s
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    September
    26
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
    20 Risso’s3
    BLUE WHALES
    Mola
    mola
    September
    25
    2200
    Common Dolphin
    1 BLUE
    WHALE
    September
    24
    1400
    Common Dolphin
    1 Pacific WhiteSided
    September
    23
    400
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
     
    September
    22
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    Mola mola
    September
    21
    100
    Common Dolphin
    2 BLUE
    WHALES
    September
    20
    400
    Common Dolphin
    7
    BLUE WHALES
    September
    19
    600
    Common Dolphin
    5
    BLUE WHALES
     
    September
    18
    500
    Common Dolphin
    September
    17
    200
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
     
    September
    16
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    2 FIN WHALES
    September
    15
    30 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    3 BLUE
    WHALES
     1
    Hammerhead Shark 
    September
    14
    2
    BLUE WHALES
     1
    Hammerhead Shark 
    September
    13
    50 Risso’s3 BLUE
    WHALES
    1
    FIN WHALE
     
    September
    12
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    1
    MINKE WHALE1 FIN WHALE
    September
    11
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    September
    10
    No sightings
    September
    9
    200
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
     1
    Hammerhead Shark
    September
    8
    50 Common
    Dolphin
    2 BLUE
    WHALES
    1 MINKE WHALE
    September
    7
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    550
    Common Dolphin
    25 Risso’s4 BLUE
    WHALES
    September
    6
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    9 BLUE
    WHALES
    September
    5
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    900
    Common Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
     
    September
    4
    50 Common
    Dolphin
    1 MINKE WHALE
    September
    3
    3 BLUE
    WHALES
    September
    2
    125
    Common
    Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    September
    1
    25
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    August
    31
    200 Common
    Dolphin
    12 Risso’s1 BLUE
    WHALE
    August
    30
    200
    Common Dolphin
    1 BLUE
    WHALE
     
    August
    29
    925 Common
    Dolphin
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
    August
    28
    400
    Common Dolphin
    12 Risso’s2
    BLUE WHALES
     
    August
    27
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    1 FIN WHALE
    August
    26
    400
    Common Dolphin
    3
    BLUE WHALES
     
    August
    25
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
    August
    24
    300
    Common Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
     
    August
    23
    200
    Common Dolphin
    8 Risso’s7
    BLUE WHALES
    August
    22
    250
    Common Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
     
    August
    21
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    4 BLUE
    WHALES
    August
    20
    50
    Common Dolphin
    20 Risso’s3 BLUE
    WHALES
     
    August
    19
    200 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    525
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    (Mother & Calf)
    August
    18
    400
    Common Dolphin
    8
    BLUE WHALES
    1 FIN WHALE
     
    August
    17
    200
    Common Dolphin
    7
    BLUE WHALES
    August
    16
    250
    Common Dolphin
    6 BLUE
    WHALES
     
    August
    15
    550
    Common Dolphin
    7
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
    August
    14
    100
    Common Dolphin
    7
    BLUE WHALES
     
    August
    13
    300
    Common Dolphin
    19 BLUE
    WHALES
    7 mola mola
    August
    12
    250
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
     
    August
    11
    350
    Common Dolphin
    August
    10
    1.050
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    August
    9
    500
    Common Dolphin
    August
    8
    1,000
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    August
    7
    2,200
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    August
    6*
    100
    Common Dolphin
    5 BLUE
    WHALES
     
    August
    5
    50 Common
    Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    1 FIN WHALE
    August
    4
    200
    Common Dolphin
    7
    BLUE WHALES
    1 MINKE WHALE
     1
    Hammerhead Shark
    August
    3
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
    August
    2
    535
    Common Dolphin
    8 BLUE
    WHALES
     1
    Hammerhead Shark
    August
    1
    575
    Common Dolphin
    10 Risso’s16 BLUE
    WHALES
    1 MINKEWHALE
    July
    31
    225
    Common Dolphin
    60 Risso’s8
    BLUE WHALES
    4 FIN WHALES
     
    July
    30
    50
    Common Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
    July
    29
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
     
    July
    28
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    90
    Common Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
    July
    27
    400
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
     
    July
    26
    30 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    550
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    1 MINKE
    July
    25
    350
    Common Dolphin
    60 Risso’s 
    July
    24
    100
    Common Dolphin
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    July
    23
    200
    Common Dolphin
    20 Risso’s2
    BLUE WHALES
     
    July
    22
    50
    Common Dolphin
    500
    Risso’s(yes, 500)
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    July
    21
    50
    Common Dolphin
    20 Risso’s2
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
     
    July
    20
    250 Common
    Dolphin
    50 Risso’s4
    BLUE WHALES
    2 MINKE WHALES
    July
    19
    530
    Common Dolphin
    80 Risso’s8
    BLUE WHALES
     
    July
    18
    15 Bottlenose Dolphin50
    Common Dolphin
    15 Risso’s5
    BLUE WHALES
    2 Mola Mola
    July
    17
    200
    Common Dolphin
    6
    BLUE WHALES
     
    July
    16
    100
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    July
    15
    1100
    Common Dolphin
    40 Risso’s4 BLUE
    WHALES
     
    July
    14
    1100
    Common Dolphin
    55
    Risso’s
    July
    13
    450
    Common Dolphin
    60 Risso’s 
    July
    12
    1200 Common
    Dolphin
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    July
    11
    700
    Common Dolphin
    70 Risso’s2
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
     
    July
    10
    350
    Common Dolphin
    30 Risso’s
    July
    9
    30 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
     
    July
    8
    425
    Common Dolphin
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    July 7450 Common
    Dolphin
    6
    BLUE WHALES
    (Mother & Calf)
     
    July
    6
    900
    Common Dolphin
    July
    5
    500
    Common Dolphin
     
    July
    4
    60 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphin
    July
    3
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    July
    2
    80
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    Mother/Calf Pair
     
    July
    1
    40
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    900
    Common Dolphin
    2 Mola
    Mola
    June
    30
    1650
    Common
    Dolphin
    3
    FIN WHALES
     
    June
    29
    50 Common
    Dolphin
    June
    28
    100
    Common Dolphin
     
    June
    27
    .340
    Common Dolphin
    6
    FIN WHALES
    3 Mola
    Mola
    June
    26
    1500
    Common
    Dolphin
    6 Risso’s1
    FIN WHALE
     
    June
    25
    100
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    2
    FIN WHALES
     
    June
    24
    9
    FIN WHALES
     
    June
    23
    600
    Common Dolphin
    5
    Risso’s
    6
    BLUE WHALES
    June
    22
    200
    Common Dolphin
    2 BLUE
    WHALES
     
    June
    21
    25 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1
    MINKE WHALE
    June
    20
    900
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
     
    June
    19
    .50
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    June
    18
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
     
    June
    17
    700
    Common Dolphin
     
    June
    16
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    1
    FIN WHALE
     
    June
    15
    40 Common
    Dolphin
    2
    BLUE
    WHALES
    June
    14
    230
    Common Dolphin
    1
    BLUE WHALE
     
    June
    13
    .500
    Common Dolphin
    June
    11
    200
    Common Dolphin
     
    June
    10
    200
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Mako Shark
    June
    9
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
     
    June
    8
    12 Common
    Dolphin
    June
    7
    60 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    4
    BLUE WHALES
     
    June
    6
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    40
    Common Dolphin
    June
    4
    1000
    Common Dolphin
     
    June
    3
    .300
    Common Dolphin
    June
    2
    1000
    Common Dolphin
     
    June
    1
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    May
    31
    60 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    May
    30
    200
    Common Dolphin
     
    May
    29
    3 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1 BLUE
    WHALE
    May
    28
    400
    Common Dolphin
    50 Risso’s 
    May
    26
    500
    Common Dolphin
    May
    25
    800
    Common Dolphin
     
    May
    24
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    May
    23
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    600
    Common Dolphin
     
    May
    22
    No sightings….
    May
    21
    1000
    Common Dolphin
     
    May
    20
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    20
    Risso’s
    May 19400
    Common Dolphin
    May
    18
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50 Risso’s 
    May
    17
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    May
    16
    4 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    500
    Common Dolphin
    2
    BLUE WHALE
    S
     
    May
    15
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    40
    Risso’s
    1 BLUE
    WHALE
    This Season’s FIRST!!!
    May
    14
    40 Risso’s 
    May
    13
    300
    Common Dolphin
    40
    Risso’s
    1
    Minke Whale
    6 Fin Whales(2 cow/calf pairs)
    May
    12
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    2500
    Common Dolphin
    30 Risso’s1
    Humpback Whale
     
    May
    11
    5 Common
    Dolphin
    1
    Humpback Whale
    May
    10
    1400
    Common Dolphin
    2
    Fin Whales
     
    May
    9
    10
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    300
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Fin Whale
    May
    8
    100 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    May
    7
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
    May
    6
    15
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Mola mola
     
    May
    5
    220
    Common Dolphin
    May
    2
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    Humpback
    Whale
     
    April
    30
    3 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    4 Gray Whales
    April
    29
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50
    Common Dolphin
     
    April
    28
    3,000
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Minke Whale
    April
    27
    3,000
    Common Dolphin
     
    April
    26
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    April
    25
    800
    Common Dolphin
     
    April
    24
    400
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Minke Whale
    April
    23
    8 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    “Casper”,
    the Albino Dolphin
    April
    22
    300
    Common Dolphin
    April
    21
    8 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    200
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Minke Whale
     
    April
    20
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    300
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Fin or Sei Whale
    April
    19
    2 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    20 Pacific
    White-sided
    1
    Minke Whale
     
    April
    18
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1
    Minke Whale
    April
    17
    400
    Common Dolphin
    1 Gray
    Whale
    1
    Minke Whale
     
    April
    16
    500
    Common Dolphin
    10
    Pacific White-sided
    2 Humpback
    Whales
    Mother & Calf
    April
    14
    500
    Common Dolphin
    35 Rissos
    Dolphin
     
    April
    13
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Humpback Whale
    April
    11
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    20 Pacific
    White-sided
    2 Gray
    Whale
    s
     
    April
    10
    750
    Common Dolphin
    20
    Pacific White-sided
    April
    9
    800
    Common Dolphin
    1 GrayWhale Albino
    Dolphin “Casper”
    April
    8
    25 Common
    Dolphin
    1
    Gray Whale
    April
    7
    100
    Common’s
    3
    Gray Whale
    s
     
    April
    6
    2,000
    Common Dolphin
    20
    Pacific White-sided
    3 Gray
    Whale
    s
     
    April
    5
    6 Bottlenose55 Common
    Dolphin
    1 Gray
    Whale
     2
    Minke Whales
    April
    4
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    20
    Common Dolphin
    2 Gray
    Whale
    s
    April
    3
    1000 Common
    Dolphin
    2 GrayWhales Albino
    Dolphin “Casper”
    April
    1
    10
    Pacific White-sided
    March
    31
    200
    Common Dolphin
    2 GrayWhales 
    March
    30
    200
    Common Dolphin
    1
    Dahl’s porpoise
    March
    29
    400 Common
    Dolphin
    4 GrayWhales 
    March
    28
    970
    Common Dolphin
    4
    Gray Whales
    March
    27
    1,400
    Common’s
    2 Gray Whales 
    March
    26
    2,000
    Common Dolphin
     
    March
    25
    6 Bottlenose1200 Common
    Dolphin
    1 GrayWhale 1
    Minke Whale
    March
    24
    3 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    20
    Pacific White-sided
    2 Gray
    Whale
    s
    March
    23
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    15
    Common Dolphin
    1GrayWhale 
    March
    21
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    650
    Common Dolphin
    20
    Pacific White-sided
    1
    Minke Whale
    March
    20
    500
    Common’s
    1 Humpback Whale(on
    2 trips)
    1
    Gray Whale
     
    March
    19
    1,000
    Common Dolphin
    2 Gray
    Whale
    s
     1
    Mola mola
    March
    18
    5
    Common Dolphin
    2Gray
    Whales
     
    March
    17
    400
    Common Dolphin
    8 GrayWhales
    March
    16
    800
    Common Dolphin
    50 Pacific
    White-sided
    2 GrayWhales  1
    Mola mola
    March
    15
    500
    Common Dolphin
    11GrayWhales(Yes,11)
    March
    14
    1 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    220
    Common’s
    14 GrayWhales(Yes,14) 
    March
    13
    1,500
    Common Dolphin
    2 GrayWhales 1
    Mola mola
    March
    12
    2,000
    Common Dolphin
    3 Gray
    Whales
     
    March
    11
    800
    Common Dolphin
    4 GrayWhales
    March
    10
    2 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common’s
    25 Pacific
    White-sided
    6 Gray
    Whales
     
    March
    9
    3 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    700
    Common Dolphin
    1 GrayWhale
    March
    8
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1,500
    Common Dolphin
    60 Pacific
    White-sided
    3 GrayWhales 1
    Mola mola
    March
    7
    700
    Common Dolphin
    8 GrayWhales
    March
    6
    3 GrayWhales 
    March
    5
    1000 Common
    Dolphin
    2 GrayWhales1Minke Whale 
    March
    4
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    4 Gray
    Whales
     
    March
    3
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    4 Gray
    Whales
    March
    2
    500
    Common’s
    2 Gray
    Whales
     
    March
    1
    5 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphin
    2 Gray
    Whales
    February
    28
    700
    Common Dolphin
    20Pacific
    White-sided
    1 Gray
    Whale
     
    February
    27
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    6 Pacific
    White-sided
    February
    26
    15 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    1 Gray
    Whale
     
    February
    25
    1 Gray
    Whales
    February
    24
    3 GrayWhales 
    February
    23
    16 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50 Common
    Dolphin
    1 GrayWhale
    February
    22
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    10
    Common Dolphin
     
    February
    21
    700
    Common Dolphin
    2 Gray
    Whales
    February
    20
    500
    Common Dolphin
    1 Gray
    Whale
     
    February
    19
    250
    Common Dolphin
    10
    Pacific White-sided
    February
    18
    200
    Common Dolphin
     
    February
    17
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common’s
    2 Gray
    Whales
    February
    15
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    200
    Common’s
    2 Gray
    Whales
     
    February
    14
    150
    Common’s
    40
    Pacific White-sided
    1 Gray
    Whale
    February
    12
    20
    Common’s
     
    February
    11
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    2 GrayWhales
    February
    10
    15
    Common Dolphin
    4 Gray
    Whales
    2
    FinWhales
     
    February
    8
    2 Gray
    Whales
    February
    5
      1 Gray
    Whale
     
    February
    4
    30 Common
    Dolphin
    5 FinWhales
    February
    3
    100
    Common Dolphin
    2 Gray
    Whales
     
    February
    2
    1200
    Common Dolphin
    1 GrayWhale
    February
    1
    50
    Common Dolphin
     
    January
    31
    2000
    Common Dolphin
    35 Pacific
    White-sided
    2
    Humpback Whales
    3 Gray
    Whales
    2 Minke Whales
    Minke mugged the boat, Gray played with PW’d
    January
    30
    2000
    Common Dolphin
     
    January
    29
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    1 Mola
    mola
    January
    28
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    25 Common
    Dolphin
    25 Pacific
    White-sided
    3 Gray
    Whales
     
    January
    26
    4 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    2 Rissos
    Dolphin
    6 Gray
    Whale
    s
    January
    25
    5 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    10 Pacific
    White-sided
    1Gray
    Whale
     
    January
    24
    130
    Common Dolphin
    2 Gray
    Whale
    s
    2 Fin Whales
    January
    22
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    1Fin
    Whale
     
    January
    21
    3 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1040
    Common Dolphin
    10
    Pacific White-sided
    7 Gray
    Whale
    s
    First calf of the season
    January
    20
    25
    Common Dolphin
    25
    Pacific White-sided
    3 Gray
    Whales
     
    January
    19
    15 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    500
    Common Dolphin
    6 Gray
    Whale
    s
    January
    18
    800
    Common Dolphin
    2 GrayWhales 
    January
    17
    1040
    Common Dolphin
    10
    Pacific White-sided
    6 Gray
    Whale
    s
    January
    16
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    1 Gray
    Whale
     
    January
    15
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    6
    Pacific White-sided
    30 Risso’s3 Fin
    Whale
    s
    January
    14
    500
    Common Dolphin
    2 Gray
    Whale
    s
     
    January
    13
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    5
    Pacific White-sided
    1 Gray
    Whale
    January
    12
    1000
    Common
    Dolphin
    3 Gray
    Whale
    s
     Albino
    Dolphin
    January
    11
    10
    Common Dolphin
    25Pacific
    White-sided
    3 Gray
    Whale
    s
    January
    10
    800
    Common Dolphin
     
    January
    9
    1 Gray
    Whale
    January
    8
    100
    Common Dolphin
     
    January 736 Bottlenose80 Risso’s
    January 636 Bottlenose36 Pacific White-sided3 Gray Whales
    January 51,000 Common1 Gray Whale
    January 4200 Common
    January 3
    January 2, 2009300 Common44 Pacific White-sided
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