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    Whale Watching Sightings Log 2010

    Captain Dave’s Whale Watching and Dolphin Safari Sightings

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    2010 Whale Watching Sightings

    Date# of
    Trips
    Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    Common
    Dolphin
    Pacific
    White-sided
    Dolphin
    Risso’s
    Dolphin
    WhalesOther
    December 312,350 Common6 Risso’s
    December 3020 Common
    December 29Inclement Weather
    December 28254 Bottlenose1,030 Common1 Gray WHale
    December 272 Bottlenose3,030 Common
    December 2656 Bottlenose4 Risso’s
    December 25Merry Christmas
    December 2450 Bottlenose
    December 23200 Common1 Gray Whale
    December 22Inclement Weather
    December 2130 Bottlenose
    December 20Inclement Weather
    December 19Inclement Weather
    December 18Inclement Weather
    December 17Inclement Weather
    December 16No Sightings
    December 15No Trip
    December 14No Trip
    December 13200 Bottlenose100 Risso’s1 Blue Shark
    December 1227 Bottlenose4 Blue Sharks
    December 11225 Common
    December 102,000 Common
    December 9200 Common
    December 8No Trip
    December 71,000 Common30 Risso’s
    December 6100 Bottlenose2,000 Common
    December 5500 Common
    December 420 Bottlenose1,000 Common15 Risso’s
    December 36 Bottlenose10 Risso’s
    December 2102 Bottlenose
    (2 in harbor!)
    30 Risso’s
    December 1200 Bottlenose
    November 30104 Bottlenose20 Risso’s
    November 29No Trip
    November 28No Trip
    November 27120 Bottlenose
    November 2680 Bottlenose1,100 Common
    November 25Happy Thanksgiving!
    November 241,000 Common
    November 23No Sightings
    November 228 Bottlenose
    November 21Inclement Weather
    November 20Inclement Weather
    November 191,000 CommonCasper, the Albino Dolphin
    November 181,100 Common2 Fin Whales
    November 17500 Common
    November 161,000 Common
    November 151,200 Common
    November 1425 Bottlenose1,000 Common
    November 132,000 Common
    November 122,000 Common
    November 1120 Bottlenose2,000 Common
    November 101,000 Common
    November 9300 Common40 Risso’s
    Novmeber 8No Sightings
    November 725 Bottlenose200 Common6 Risso’s
    November 6120 Bottlenose52 Common
    November 512 Bottlenose950 Common
    November 42,000 Common
    November 315 Bottlenose512 Common
    November 250 Bottlenose500 Common2 Fin Whales
    November 1720 Common
    October 31500 Common
    October 30400 Common
    October 29140 Common
    October 2830 Bottlenose1,000 Common
    October 2750 Bottlenose200 Common
    October 26100 Common
    October 252 Bottlenose200 Common
    October 24800 Common
    October 23120 Bottlenose400 Common
    October 226 Bottlenose400 Common42 Risso’s
    October 2130 Bottlenose200 Common30 Risso’s
    October 1820 Bottlenose50 Common30 Risso’s1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
    October 17700 Common2 Fin Whales
    1 Blue Whale
    October 161,200 Common1 Blue Whale2 Mola Mola
    October 15700 Common
    October 14400 Common1 Mola Mola
    October 132,000 Common25 baby Mola Mola
    October 12300 Common
    October 11100 Common
    October 10600 Common1 Fin Whale
    October 91,300 Common2 Blue Whales
    October 8650 Common2 Risso’s
    October 7150 Common
    October 6600 Common1 Minke Whale
    October 550 Common
    October 3500 Common1 Blue Whale
    October 240 Bottlenose1,200 Common20 Risso’s3 Mola Mola
    October 12 Bottlenose400 Common
    Sept. 30300 CommonCasper, the Albino Dolphin
    Sept. 29850 Common1 Fin Whale
    Sept. 28200 Common
    Sept. 27100 Common4 Blue Whales
    Sept. 26555 Common
    Sept. 251,600 Common1 Mola Mola
    Sept. 24210 Common
    Sept. 2350 Common1 Risso’s
    Sept. 22700 Common4 Risso’s1 Mola Mola
    Sept. 21500 Common8 Mola Mola
    Sept. 2025 Common2 Blue Whales15 small Mola Mola
    Sept. 19600 Common
    Sept. 18100 Common5 Blue Whales100 small Mola Mola in groups
    Sept. 17200 Common
    Sept. 16200 Common1 Humpback Whale
    Sept. 151,400 Common1 Mola Mola
    Sept. 14300 Common3 Blue Whales
    Sept. 13200 Common5 Blue Whales
    Sept. 12400 Common1 Fin Whale
    Sept. 1130 Common8 Mola Mola
    Sept. 10100 Common
    Sept. 9400 Common2 Blue Whales1 Mola Mola
    Sept. 850 Common1 Mola Mola
    Sept. 7100 Common
    Sept. 6450 Common
    Sept. 5600 Common8 Mola Mola
    Sept. 420 Bottlenose500 Common
    Sept. 385 Common
    Sept. 250 Bottlenose50 Common1 Blue Whale3 Mola Mola
    Sept. 150 Bottlenose100 Common2 Blue Whales outside harbor jetty!2 Mola Mola
    August 31600 Common1 Blue Whale
    August 301,200 Common
    August 29200 Common1 Blue Whale
    August 2825 Bottlenose1,000 Common20 Risso’s2 Blue WhalesCasper, the Albino Dolphin
    August
    27
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    25Common
    Dolphins
    50 Risso’s4 Mola
    mola
    August
    26
    550
    Common Dolphins
    1
    Blue Whale
    Casper,the
    Albino Dolphin
    Large amounts of Krill
    August
    25
    25 Common
    Dolphins
    3
    Blue Whales
    2
    Fin Whales
    August
    24
    100
    Common Dolphins
    9 Blue Whales
    August
    23
    25 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50
    Common Dolphins
    11 Blue Whales
    8
    FIN WHALES
    August
    22
    500
    Common Dolphins
    17 BLUE
    WHALES
    3 FIN WHALES
    1 MINKE
    WHALE
    1 Mola
    mola
    August
    21
    1325Common
    Dolphins
    17 BLUE
    WHALES
    9
    FIN WHALES
    1 Mola
    mola
    August
    20
    200 Common
    Dolphins
    5 BLUE
    WHALES
    3 FIN WHALES
    August
    19
    50
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    2
    FIN WHALES
    August
    18
    50
    Common Dolphins
    13
    BLUE WHALES
    August
    17
    150
    Common Dolphins
    18 BLUE
    WHALES
    4
    FIN WHALES
    1 Mola mola
    August
    16
    30
    Common Dolphins
    4 BLUE
    WHALES
    2 BLUE WHALES2 MINKE WHALES
    2 Mola
    Mola
    August
    15
    600
    Common Dolphins
    1
    MINKE WHALE
    2
    FIN WHALE
    August
    14
    1,550
    Common Dolphins
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    1 Thresher Shark
    1 Mola mola
    August
    13
    275Common
    Dolphins
    August
    12
    75 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1000Common
    Dolphins
    August
    11
    300
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    August
    10
    12
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    4000
    Common Dolphins
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    5 Mola
    Mola
    August 925 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    200
    Common Dolphins
    1 BLUE
    WHALE
    August 8200
    Common Dolphins
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    2 FIN WHALES
    August 75 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    430
    Common Dolphins
    4 BLUE
    WHALES
    11 Mola
    Mola
    August 6150
    Common Dolphins
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    2 Mola
    Mola
    August
    5
    1,100
    Common Dolphins
    21
    BLUE WHALES
    2 Mola
    Mola
    August
    4
    1,300
    Common Dolphins
    2 BLUE
    WHALES
    1
    FIN WHALE
    August
    3
    1,600
    Common Dolphins
    3 BLUE
    WHALES
    August
    2
    1,400
    Common Dolphins
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    1 MINKE WHALE
    2 Mola
    Mola
    August
    1
    90
    Common Dolphins
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    July
    31
    4 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    750
    Common Dolphins
    10
    BLUE WHALES
    2 FIN WHALES
    July
    30
    230
    Common Dolphins
    7
    BLUE WHALES
    1
    MINKE
    July
    29
    800
    Common Dolphins
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    1
    FIN WHALE
    July
    28
    200
    Common Dolphins
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    2 FIN WHALES
    July
    27
    400 Common
    Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    July
    26
    150
    Common Dolphins
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    2 Mola
    Mola
    July
    25
    440
    Common Dolphins
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    3 Mola
    Mola
    July
    24
    230
    Common Dolphins
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    1 Mola
    Mola
    July
    23
    800
    Common Dolphins
    1 Mola
    Mola
    July
    22
    800
    Common Dolphins
    1 Mola
    Mola
    July
    21
    125
    Common Dolphins
    July
    20
    8 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    600
    Common Dolphins
    July
    19
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    125
    Common Dolphins
    July
    18
    600
    Common Dolphins
    July
    17
    800
    Common Dolphins
    10 Risso’s2 Mola
    Mola
    July
    16
    850
    Common Dolphins
    25 Risso’s1
    MINKE WHALE
    July
    15
    1050
    Common Dolphins
    July
    14
    100
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    500
    Common Dolphins
    July
    13
    1,200
    Common Dolphins
    July
    12
    200
    Common Dolphins
    July
    11
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphins
    July
    10
    475
    Common Dolphins
    1 Elephant Seal
    July
    9
    170 Common
    Dolphins
    July
    8
    300
    Common Dolphins
    1
    MINKE
    WHALE
    July
    7
    5 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    450
    Common Dolphins
    20 Risso’s
    July
    6
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphins
    1 MINKE WHALE
    July
    5
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    4 Mola
    Mola
    July
    4
    300
    Common Dolphins
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    1 Mola
    Mola
    July
    3
    450
    Common Dolphins
    July
    2
    70
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphins
    July
    1
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    6 to
    8 Killer whales
    June
    30
    20
    Common Dolphins
    June
    29
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    300
    Common Dolphins
    June
    28
    200
    Common Dolphins
    1 BLUE WHALE
    1 FIN WHALE
    1 Flying
    Fish
    June
    27
    30 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50 Common
    Dolphins
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    1 Mola
    Mola
    June
    26
    1500
    Common Dolphins
    25 Risso’s2
    BLUE WHALE
    1
    FIN WHALE
    3
    MINKE WHALE
    1 Mola
    Mola
    June
    25
    450
    Common Dolphins
    June
    24
    200 Common
    Dolphins
    1 Mola
    Mola
    June
    23
    1
    FIN WHALE
    4 Mola
    Mola
    June
    22
    400
    Common Dolphins
    112 Risso’s1
    BLUE WHALE
    June
    21
    6 to
    8 Killer whales
    June
    20
    1600
    Common Dolphins
    25 Risso’s1
    BLUE WHALE
    3 Mola
    Mola
    June
    19
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    700
    Common Dolphins
    20 Risso’s
    June
    18
    900
    Common Dolphins
    June
    17
    1 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    850
    Common Dolphins
    2
    MINKE WHALES
    June
    16
    24 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphins
    2
    Pacific Whitesided
    1
    MINKE WHALE
    1 Mola
    Mola
    June
    15
    200
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    June
    14
    400 Common
    Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    June
    13
    500
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    June
    12
    1000
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    1 Mola
    Mola
    June 1112 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    600
    Common Dolphins
    6 Pacific Whitesided1
    BLUE WHALE
    Casper,
    the Albino Dolphin
    June
    10
    250
    Common Dolphins
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    June
    9
    205
    Common Dolphins
    2
    BLUE WHALES
    June
    8
    900
    Common Dolphins
    4
    BLUE WHALES
    Casper, the Albino Dolphin
    June
    7
    50
    Common Dolphins
    1 Mola
    Mola
    June
    6
    100
    Common Dolphins
    2 Mola
    Mola
    June
    5
    900
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    June
    4
    36 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    81
    Common Dolphins
    June
    3
    8 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    500
    Common Dolphins
    1
    MINKE WHALE
    June
    2
    1000
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    1 Mola Mola
    June
    1
    8
    Killer Whales
    May
    31
    750
    Common Dolphins
    3
    BLUE WHALES
    May
    30
    800
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    May
    29
    300
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    1 HUMPBACK
    1 FIN WHALE
    May
    28
    300
    Common Dolphins
    1
    MINKE WHALE
    May
    27
    200
    Common Dolphins
    May
    26
    1
    HUMPBACK WHALE
    May
    25
    1 HUMPBACK WHALE
    May
    24
    600
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    May
    22
    700
    Common Dolphins
    May
    21
    5000
    Common Dolphins
    May
    20
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    800
    Common Dolphins
    3 MOLA
    MOLA
    May
    19
    300
    Common Dolphins
    2
    FIN WHALES
    2 MOLA
    MOLA
    May
    18
    1700
    Common Dolphins
    1 Albino
    Dolphin, “Casper”
    May
    17
    50
    Common Dolphins
    1 MOLA
    MOLA
    May
    16
    300
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE1 HUMPBACK
    1 FIN WHALE
    1 MINKE WHALE
    All apparently feeding!
    May
    15
    800
    Common Dolphins
    1
    GRAY WHALE IN HARBOR
    May 14300 Common1 Gray Whale in the harbor “Lily”
    1 Blue Whale
    Lily passed away
    May 13600 Common1 Gray Whale in the harbor “Lily”
    May 1210 Bottlenose200 Common1 Gray Whale in the harbor “Lily”We disentangled Lily from the nets
    May 111 Gray Whale in the harbor “Lily”
    May 10300 Common>1 Gray Whale in the harbor “Lily”
    May
    9
    800
    Common Dolphins
    May
    8
    20
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    300
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    May
    7
    4 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    5 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    4
    FIN WHALES
    May
    6
    500
    Common Dolphins
    May
    5
    320
    Common Dolphins
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    May
    4
    42
    Common Dolphins
    May
    3
    100
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    200
    Common
    Dolphins
    4 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    3
    FIN WHALES
    May
    2
    700
    Common Dolphins
    May
    1
    300
    Common Dolphins
    10 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    8
    FIN WHALES
    April
    30
    100 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    250
    Common Dolphins
    April
    28
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    400
    Common Dolphins
    April
    27
    350
    Common Dolphins
    April
    26
    420
    Common Dolphins
    18 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    April
    25
    450
    Common Dolphins
    April
    24
    100 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    5 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    April
    23
    1000
    Common Dolphins
    April
    22
    200
    Common Dolphins
    1 Thresher Shark
    April
    20
    150
    Common Dolphins
    April
    19
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    April
    18
    2000 Common
    Dolphins
    52
    MINKE WHALES
    April
    17
    300 Bottlenose
    Dolphin!
    3
    MINKE WHALES
    April
    16
    300
    Common Dolphins
    2
    HUMPBACK WHALES
    April
    15
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    200
    Common Dolphins
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    April
    14
    2000
    Common Dolphins
    1
    BLUE WHALE
    2 FIN WHALES1 MINKE WHALE
    FIRST
    OF THE SEASON!!!
    April
    13
    12 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    April
    11
    30 Risso’s1
    FIN WHALE
    April
    10
    1800
    Common
    6 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    April
    9
    380
    Common Dolphins
    6
    Pacific WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    April
    8
    1300
    Common
    70 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    MINKE WHALES
    April
    7
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    14 Common
    Dolphins
    50
    Pacific WhiteSided
    2
    MINKE WHALES
    April
    6
    46 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    600
    Common
    2
    MINKE WHALES
    April
    5
    500 Common
    Dolphins
    April
    3
    250
    Common Dolphins
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    4
    GRAY WHALES
    April
    2
    2000
    Common Dolphins
    3 GRAY WHALES
    April
    1
    100
    Common Dolphins
    5 GRAY
    WHALES
    March
    31
    100
    Common Dolphins
    12 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    4
    FIN WHALES
    1 HUMPBACK
    2 GRAY WHALES
    March
    30
    120
    Common
    3 FIN WHALES
    1 GRAY WHALE
    March
    29
    53 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    305
    Common Dolphins
    1 FIN
    WHALE
    1 GRAY WHALES
    March
    28
    50
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    550
    Common Dolphins
    14
    FIN WHALES
    1
    MINKE WHALE
    March
    27
    145 Common
    Dolphins
    4
    FIN WHALES
    1 HUMPBACK
    2 GRAY WHALES
    March
    26
    100 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    925
    Common Dolphins
    4
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    25
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    700 Common
    Dolphins
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    24
    300
    Common Dolphins
    6 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    23
    60 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphins
    1 GRAY
    WHALE
    March
    22
    205
    Common Dolphins
    3
    MINKE WHALES
    2 GRAY
    WHALES
    1 FIN WHALE
    March
    21
    4 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    62 Common
    Dolphins
    10 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    March 2070 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    550
    Common Dolphins
    12 GRAY
    WHALES
    March
    19
    500
    Common Dolphins
    7 GRAY
    WHALES
    March
    18
    4 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    20 Risso’s5
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    17
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    20
    Common Dolphins
    15
    Pacific WhiteSided
    8
    GRAY WHALES
    1 Elephant Seal
    March
    16
    40 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    200
    Common Dolphins
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    15
    50 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphins
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    14
    1000
    Common Dolphins
    1
    FIN WHALE
    8GRAY WHALES
    March
    13
    4 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1400
    Common Dolphins
    5
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1
    FIN WHALE
    7
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    12
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    350
    Common Dolphins
    60 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    4
    FIN WHALES
    March
    11
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    30
    Pacific WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    10
    6 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    7
    1 FIN WHALE
    March
    6
    20
    Common Dolphin
    25 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    4
    FIN WHALES
    6
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    5
    60
    Common Dolphin
    20
    Pacific WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    3 FIN
    WHALE
    March
    4
    100
    Common Dolphin
    2
    FIN WHALES
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    3
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    2
    2 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    200
    Common Dolphin
    12 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    March
    1
    54 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    February
    28
    13 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    200
    Common Dolphin
    1 GRAY
    WHALE
    2 FIN WHALES
    February
    26
    20 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    300
    Common Dolphin
    18
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1 GRAY WHALE
    February
    25
    50 Common
    Dolphin
    12 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    February
    24
    1200
    Common Dolphin
    12
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    1 FIN WHALE
    February
    23
    320
    Common Dolphin
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    1 FIN WHALE
    February
    22
    6
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    February
    21
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    3 FIN WHALES
    February
    20
    10 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100
    Common Dolphin
    25 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    3 GRAY WHALES
    February
    19
    100 Common
    Dolphin
    12 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    FIN WHALES
    February
    18
    2 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    1000
    Common Dolphin
    30
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1
    FIN WHALES
    February
    17
    30 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    100 Common
    Dolphin
    36 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    50 Risso’s1
    FIN WHALES
    February
    16
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    50
    Common Dolphin
    8
    Pacific WhiteSided
    50 Risso’s1
    GRAY WHALE
    February
    15
    6 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    500
    Common Dolphin
    2 MINKE
    WHALE
    4 GRAY WHALES
    1 Thresher Shark
    1 Mola Mola
    February
    14
    525
    Common Dolphin
    5
    FIN WHALES
    1 GRAY WHALE
    February
    13
    200
    Common Dolphin
    50 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    1
    FIN WHALE
    2 GRAY WHALES
    1 Mola Mola
    February
    12
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    2 GRAY
    WHALES
    February
    11
    20 Risso’s2
    GRAY WHALES
    February
    8
    30
    Pacific WhiteSided
    4
    FIN WHALES
    3 GRAY WHALES
    February
    7
    6 Common
    Dolphin
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    February
    5
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    February
    4
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    5 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    80 Risso’s
    February
    3
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    5
    Pacific WhiteSided
    3
    FIN WHALES
    February
    2
    2 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    30 Common
    Dolphin
    30 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    3
    FIN WHALES
    February
    1
    30 Common
    Dolphin
    30 Risso’s1
    GRAY WHALE
    January
    31
    50 Common
    Dolphin
    10
    Risso’s
    January
    30
    50
    Pacific WhiteSided
    100
    Risso’s
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    January
    28
    830 Common
    Dolphin
    40 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    January
    25
    40
    Pacific WhiteSided
    20 Risso’s
    January
    24
    3
    GRAY WHALES
    January
    23
    30
    Pacific WhiteSided
    5
    GRAY WHALES
    January
    17
    2 Bottlenose Dolphin30 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    2
    GRAY WHALES
    January
    16
    20
    Pacific WhiteSided
    50 Risso’s1
    GRAY WHALE
    January
    15
    160 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    25
    Common Dolphin
    January
    12
    200
    Common Dolphin
    12
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    January
    11
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    30 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    January 102 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    20
    Pacific WhiteSided
    January
    9
    75 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    January
    8
    30
    Common Dolphin
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    January
    7
    50
    Common Dolphin
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    1
    GRAY WHALE
    January
    6
    100
    Common Dolphin
    20
    Pacific WhiteSided
    January
    5
    82 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    12 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    30 Risso’s
    January 4200
    Common Dolphin
    January
    3
    50 Pacific
    WhiteSided
    January
    2
    20 Common
    Dolphin
    10
    Pacific WhiteSided
    75 Risso’s
    January
    1, 2010
    4 Bottlenose
    Dolphin
    20
    Common Dolphin
    20 Pacific
    WhiteSided
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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 megapods 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.