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Whale Watching Sightings Log 2012

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2012 Whale Watching Sightings

Date # of
Trips
Bottlenose
Dolphin
Common
Dolphin
Pacific
White-sided
Dolphin
Risso’s
Dolphin
Whales Other
Dec. 31 4 9 Bottlenose 550 Common 4 Fin Whales (Including “Farley”)
Dec. 30 2 62 Bottlenose 100 Common 240 Risso’s 2 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales Mugged by “Farley”!
Dec. 29 3 200 Common 4 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale Mugged by “Farley”!
Dec. 28 6 15 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 4 Fin Whales, 3 Gray Whales Mugged by “Farley”!
Dec. 27 2 500 Common 2 Gray Whales
Dec. 26 1 1,000 Common
Dec. 25 0 Merry Christmas!
Dec. 24 2 41 Bottlenose 250 Common 10 Risso’s 2 SB Gray Whales
Dec. 23 1 50 Bottlenose 24 Risso’s 1 SB Gray Whale
Dec. 22 2 17 Bottlenose 450 Common 3 Risso’s 2 SB Gray Whales
Dec. 21 1 700 Common
Dec. 20 1 15 Bottlenose 100 Common 1 SB Gray Whale
Dec. 19 1 300 Common 1 SB Gray Whale
Dec. 18 0
Dec. 17 1 12 Common 3 SB Gray Whales 1 Brown Booby Seabird
Dec. 16 1 40 Common 2 Southbound Gray Whales
Dec. 15 2 8 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 10 Risso’s 1 Southbound Gray Whale Our 1st Gray of the Season!
Dec. 14 1 6 Bottlenose 20 Risso’s
Dec. 13 1 15 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 4 Fin Whales (including cow & calf)
Dec. 12 1 50 Common 3 Fin Whales
Dec. 11 1 256 Common 7 Fin Whales (Lunge Feeding)
Dec. 10 1 200 Common 20 Risso’s 8 Fin Whales (Lunge Feeding & Chasing/Fighting)
Dec 9 1 50 Bottlenose 7 Fin Whales (Lunge Feeding)
Dec. 8 75 Common 2 Fin Whales (Lunge Feeding), 2 Minke Whales
Dec. 7 1 250 Common 2 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Dec. 6 1 300 Common 3 Fin Whales
Dec. 5 1 2 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Dec. 4 1 500 Common
Dec. 3 No Trips
Dec. 2 1 50 Common 1 Mola Mola
Dec. 1 1 100 Common 2 Fin Whales (Lunge Feeding)
Nov. 30 1 30 Bottlenose 5 Risso’s
Nov. 29 No Trips
Nov. 28 1 1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale 1 6-foot Mola Mola
Nov. 27 1 50 Bottlenose 100 Common 3 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale 2 Mola Mola
Nov. 26 1 50 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 1 Mola Mola
Nov. 25 1 25 Bottlenose 15 Risso’s 1 Large Mola Mola
Nov. 24 2 15 Risso’s
Nov. 23 2 100 Bottlenose 150 Common 15 Risso’s
Nov. 22 Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 21 2 80 Bottlenose 6 Risso’s
Nov. 20 1 10 Bottlenose 256 Common 15 Risso’s 1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Nov. 19 1 25 Risso’s
Nov. 18 2 100 Bottlenose 200 Common 25 Risso’s
Nov. 17 1 1,000 Common
Nov. 16 2 1,000 Common
Nov. 15 No Trips
Nov. 14 1 2,000 Common
Nov. 13 4 70 Bottlenose 1,150 Common 36 Risso’s
Nov. 12 1 15 Bottlenose 400 Common
Nov. 11 1 300 Bottlenose
Nov. 10 1 No Sightings
Nov. 9 Inclement Weather
Nov. 8 2 85 Bottlenose 500 Common “Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin
Nov. 7 1 200 Common 1 Fin Whale
Nov. 6 2 100 Bottlenose 550 Common 2 Fin Whales
Nov. 5 1 5 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 1 Fin Whale
Nov. 4 2 3 Bottlenose 2,000 Common 8 Risso’s
Nov. 3 1 200 Common
Nov. 2 2 100 Bottlenose 250 Common
Nov. 1 2 4 Bottlenose 1,010 Common
Oct. 31 1 10 Common
Oct. 30 1 250 Common
Oct. 29 1 1,000 Common
Oct. 28 1 50 Bottlenose 500 Common
Oct. 27 1 12 Common
Oct. 26 1 1,500 Common
Oct. 25 1 5 Bottlenose 40 Common 20 Risso’s
Oct. 24 2 60 Bottelnose 200 Common
Oct. 23 1 100 Bottlenose 4 Common
Oct. 22 1 1,000 Common 1 Elephant Seal, 2 Mola Mola
Oct. 21 2 1,300 Common
Oct. 20 3 900 Common
Oct. 19 3 725 Common 6 Mola Mola
Oct. 18 1 1 Blue Whale, Breaching Repeatedly
Oct. 17 2 30 Bottlenose 160 Common 1 Blue Whale, 1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale
Oct. 16 2 7 Bottlenose 45 Risso’s
Oct. 15 2 15 Bottlenose 1,100 Common 12 Pacific White-Sided 1 Mola Mola
Oct. 14 1 1,100 Common 1 Minke Whale
Oct. 13 3 200 Bottlenose 1,400 Common
Oct. 12 1 750 Common
Oct. 11 Inclement Weather
Oct. 10 2 90 Common 1 Mako Shark, 1 Mola Mola
Oct. 9 2 167 Bottenose 460 Common
Oct. 8 2 12 Bottlenose 2,050 Common 2 Mola Mola
Oct. 7 3 1,000 Common 2 Minke Whales
Oct. 6 3 1,300 Common 1 Very Large Mola Mola
Oct. 5 3 550 Common
Oct. 4 1 24 Bottlenose
Oct. 3 1 2 Bottlenose 8 Common
Oct. 2 1 40 Bottlenose 2 Common
Oct. 1, 2012 2 50 Bottlenose 400 Common 5 Mola Mola
Sept. 30 2 50 Bottlenose 1 Common 60 Risso’s 1 Minke Whale
Sept. 29 2 400 Common 2 Blue Whales 1 Elephant Seal
Sept. 28 2 300 Common 1 Blue Whale 5 Mola Mola
Sept. 27 1 25 Bottlenose 200 Common 15 Risso’s 2 Blue Whales
Sept. 26 2 100 Bottlenose 1,350 Common 1 Blue Whale
Sept. 25 3 100 Bottlenose 1,400 Common 1 Great White Shark
Sept. 24 1 200 Common 1 Blue Whale
Sept. 23 2 550 Common 1 Blue Whale 1 Striped Dolphin, 5 Mola Mola
Sept. 22 3 720 Common 1 Elephant Seal
Sept. 21 3 45 Bottlenose 300 Common
Sept. 20 4 25 Bottlenose 250 Common
Sept. 19 1 200 Common
Sept. 18 2 25 Bottlenose 100 Common 2 Mola Mola, 1 Elephant Seal
Sept. 17 1 200 Common
Sept. 16 3 500 Common
Sept. 15 2 15 Bottlensoe 400 Common 6 Risso’s
Sept. 14 2 30 Bottlenose 400 Common
Sept. 13 2 28 Bottlenose 6 Mola Mola
Sept. 12 2 50 Bottlenose 500 Common
Sept. 11 2 250 Common
Sept. 10 4 52 Bottlenose 1,200 Common
Sept. 9 2 28 Bottlenose 500 Common 12 Risso’s 2 Blue Whales
Sept. 8 4 210 Common 4 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale 12 Mola Mola
Sept. 7 3 100 Bottlenose 230 Common 6 Risso’s 2 Mola Mola, 1 Elephant Seal
Sept. 6 2 16 Bottlenose 400 Common 35 Risso’s 3 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale
Sept. 5 2 50 Bottlenose 125 Common 2 Blue Whales
Sept. 4 2 172 Common 10 Risso’s 7 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Sept. 3 7 2 Bottlenose 400 Common 25 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale 6 Mola Mola
Sept. 2 8 24 Bottlenose 80 Common 37 Blue Whales 1 Hammerhead Shark50th Day in a Row of Blue Whales!
Sept. 1, 2012 7 2 Bottlenose 200 Common 39 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 3 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug. 31 4 60 Common 25 Blue Whales
Aug. 30 3 450 Common 20 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 1 Mink Whale
Aug. 29 4 237 Common 22 Blue Whales
Aug. 28 4 164 Common 27 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale 1 Hammerhead Shark
Aug. 27 4 50 Bottlenose 62 Common 27 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Minke Whale
Aug. 26 5 850 Common 37 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale 43rd Day In a Row Of Blue Whales!
Aug. 25 5 200 Bottlenose 1,150 Common 34 Blue Whales, 3 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale 14 Mola Mola
Aug. 24 3 300 Common 8 Blue Whales, 10 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug. 23 4 5 Bottlenose 25 Common 15 Risso’s 24 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales 4 Mola Mola
Aug. 22 3 800 Common 14 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale
Aug. 21 4 60 Bottlenose 350 Common 11 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug. 20 3 150 Common 17 Blue Whales, 18 Fin Whales
Aug. 19 6 280 Common 45 Blue Whales, 3 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale 1 Mola Mola
Aug. 18 6 536 Common 30 Blue Whales (Including Spike & Bubbles)
Aug. 17 5 12 Bottlenose 800 Common 9 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales 6 Mola Mola
Aug. 16 5 470 Common 8 Blue Whales 1 Elepahant Seal
Aug. 15 5 100 Bottlenose 890 Common 11 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug. 14 6 1,800 Common 20 Blue Whales
Aug. 13 5 7 Bottlenose 950 Common 3 Blue Whales 9 Mola Mola
Aug. 12 7 610 Common 12 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale 37 Mola Mola (Lots of baby Mola!)
Aug. 11 7 68 Bottlenose 805 Common 12 Risso’s 8 Blue Whales, 3 Minke Whale 5 Mola Mola, 1 Harbor Seal
Aug. 10 5 750 Common 6 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale 2 Mola Mola
Aug. 9 6 100 Bottlenose 1,230 Common 8 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola, 1 Elephant Seal
Aug. 8 5 950 Common 4 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola
Aug. 7 4 375 Common 7 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale Mola Mola
Aug. 6 3 100 Bottlenose 100 Common 20 Risso’s 5 Blue Whales 3 Mola Mola
Aug. 5 4 25 Bottlenose 300 Common 4 Blue Whales 3 Mola Mola
Aug. 4 7 60 Bottlenose 130 Common 10 Blue Whales 12 Mola Mola
Aug. 3 5 1,200 Common 10 Blue Whales
August 2 3 6 Bottlenose 600 Common 1 Blue Whale
Aug. 1, 2012 6 55 Bottlenose 500 Common 12 Blue Whales
July 31 4 325 Bottlenose 200 Common 8 Blue Whales
July 30 3 81 Bottlenose 450 Common 2 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola
July 29 6 37 Bottlenose 1,375 Common 6 Blue Whales 5 Mola Mola
July 28 7 40 Bottlenose 195 Common 13 Blue Whales 17 Mola Mola
July 27 5 22 Common 17 Blue Whales 1 Mola Moa
July 26 5 207 Common 8 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
July 25 6 650 Common 12 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola
July 24 6 25 Bottlenose 1,100 Common 15 Risso’s 25 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
July 23 3 250 Common 9 Blue Whales
July 22 4 30 Bottlenose 150 Common 20 Risso’s 7 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola
July 21 6 2 Bottlenose 440 Comon 30 Risso’s 32 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf) 7 Mola Mola
July 20 5 50 Bottlenose 500 Common 10 Risso’s 8 Blue whales, 1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale Including “Notcho” the Blue Whale
July 19 345 Common 10 Blue Whales 9 Mola Mola
July 18 3 400 Common 7 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 2 Minke Whales
July 17 3 110 Common Dolphins 22 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 6 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke whale 3 Mola Mola
July 16 3 80 Bottlenose 200 Common 20 Risso’s 13 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale Including “Spike” & “Bubbles”
July 15 3 800 Common 8 Blue whales, 2 Fin Whales Including “Spike” & Bubbles”
July 14 5 42 Bottlenose 460 Common 1 Mola Mola
July 13 3 30 Bottlenose 500 Common 1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale
July 12 4 115 Bottlenose 3 Common 4 Blue Whales, 8 Fin Whales 1 Fin/Blue Hybrid Whale?
July 11 3 275 Common
July 10 3 400 Common
July 9 2 550 Common
July 8 2 50 Bottlenose
July 7 4 26 Bottlenose 6,700 Common 21 Risso’s 1 Mola Mola
July 6 3 200 Common 4 Blue Whales (2 Cow/Calf Pairs)
July 5 4 760 Common
July 4 4 6 Bottlenose 600 Common
July 3 3 56 Bottlenose 2,250 Common
July 2 2 50 Common 1 Mola Mola
July 1, 2012 3 3,750 Common 1 Minke Whale 2 Mola Mola
June 30 3 3,150 Common
June 29 2 120 Bottlenose 700 Common
June 28 4 56 Bottlenose 900 Common 2 Minke Whales
June 27 2 40 Bottlenose 500 Common 3 Mola Mola, 1 Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
June 26 3 50 Bottlenose 120 Common 3 Blue Whales, 3 Fin Whales 2 Mola Mola
June 25 3 90 Bottlenose 501 Common 1 Fin Whale, 1 minke Whale 5 Mola Mola
June 24 4 6 Bottlenose 1,900 Common 7 Mola Mola
June 23 3 70 Bottlenose 250 Commmon 27 Risso’s
June 22 3 40 Bottlenose 270 Common 12 Pacific White-Sided 30 Risso’s
June 21 4 100 Bottlenose 400 Common 5 Blue Whales, 3 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 20 2 2 Bottlenose 300 Common 20 Risso’s 8 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 19 3 20 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 5 Risso’s 2 Blue Whales, 4 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale 1 Mola Mola
June 18 2 50 Bottlenose 1,500 Common 15 Risso’s 3 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale
June 17 4 36 Bottlenose 150 Common 87 Risso’s
June 16 4 20 Bottlenose 325 Common 30 Risso’s 3 Blue Whales
June 15 3 600 Common 170 Risso’s
June 14 2 400 Common 2 Minke Whales
June 13 1 500 Common
June 12 2 1,000 Common
June 11 1 200 Common
June 10 2 50 Bottlenose 100 Common 33 Risso’s 4 Mola Mola
June 9 4 100 Bottlenose 1,020 Common 120 Risso’s
June 8 2 300 Common 1 Mola Mola
June 7 3 50 Bottlenose 1,000 Common
June 6 2 40 Bottlenose 225 Common 3 Blue Whales, 6 Minke Whales 1st Blue Whales of 2012!
June 5 2 800 Common 4 minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 4 2 300 Common 1 Fin Whale, 5 Minke Whales
June 3 3 150 Common 1 Mola Mola
June 2 4 950 Common 1 Minke Whale
June 1, 2012 2 300 Common 2 Minke Whales
May 31 2 1,150 Common 3 Fin Whales, 3 Mnike Whales 3 Mola Mola
May 30 1 600 Common 2 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
May 29 1 250 Common 1 Mola Mola
May 28 2 25 Bottlenose 600 Common 1 Elephant Seal, 1 Mola Mola
May 27 4 2 Bottlenose 700 Common 1 Minke Whale
May 26 3 1,050 Common 1 Minke Whale
May 25 2 12 Bottlenose 2,000 Common 1 Mola mola
May 24 1 300 Common
May 23 1 12 Bottlenose 150 Common 2 Gray Whales
May 22 2 20 Common 15 Risso’s
May 21 1 5 Bottlenose 150 Common
May 20 3 625 Common 6 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
May 19 3 6 Bottlenose 850 Common 1 Minke Whale
May 18 2 1 Bottlenose 300 Common 2 Gray Whales
May 17 3 85 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 4 Mola Mola
May 16 1 300 Common 1 Humpback Whale
May 15 2 20 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 42 Risso’s 1 Minke Whale 1 Mola Mola
May 14 1 No Sightings
May 13 4 5 Bottlenose 500 Common 2 Humpback Whales
May 12 3 730 Common 6 Gray Whales
May 11 2 11 Bottlenose 400 Common 3 Gray Whales
May 10 1 3 Gray Whales
May 9 1 15 Bottlenose 50 Common 2 Gray Whales
May 8 3 10 Bottlenose 1,650 Common 1 Humpback Whale
May 7 1 1,000 Common 2 Gray Whales
May 6 2 24 Common 2 Gray Whales
May 5 4 30 Bottlenose 1,300 Common 5 Gray Whales 1 Basking Shark,1 Elephant Seal,2 Mola Mola
May 4 2 420 Common 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf) 1 Mola Mola
May 3
May 2 1 50 Common 2 Gray Whales
May 1, 2012 1 5 Bottlenose 2 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
April 30 3 9 Bottlenose 390 Common 4 Gray whales
April 29 5 116 Common 14 Gray Whales
April 28 6 6 Bottlenose 2,900 Common 21 Gray Whales 4 Mola Mola
April 27 3 2,000 Common 4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
April 26 1 5 Bottlenose 200 Common
April 25 2 10 Bottlenose 20 Common 7 Gray Whales
April 24 3 230 Common 1 Fin Whales, 7 Gray Whales 1 Mola Mola
April 23 1 1,500 Common 1 Gray Whale
April 22 2 100 Bottlenose 20 Risso’s 2 Fin Whales, 4 Gray Whales
April 21 3 3 Bottlenose 825 Common 10 Gray Whales
April 20 2 50 Common 9 Gray Whales
April 19 3 1,150 Common 3 Fin Whales, 7 Gray Whales
April 18 4 1,600 Common 12 Gray Whales
April 17 3 4 Bottlenose 1,100 Common 2 Fin Whales, 4 Gray Whales 1 Gray, later named “June”, was entangled in fishing line
April 16 2 25 Bottlenose 200 Common 3 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
April 15 2 25 Bottlenose 200 Common 2 Fin Whales, 5 Gray Whales
April 14 Inclement Weather
April 13 Inclement Weather
April 12 2 250 Common 5 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
April 11 1 50 Common
April 10 4 10 Bottlenose 75 Common 7 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
April 9 3 100 Common 16 Pacific White-Sided
April 8 Happy Easter!
April 7 4 550 Common 1 Gray Whale
April 6 4 950 Common 11 Gray Whales
April 5 3 600 Common 4 Gray Whales
April 4 3 300 Common 3 Fin Whales
April 3 4 100 Bottlenose 130 Common 1 Humpback Whale, 5 Gray Whales
April 2 3 112 Common 1 Fin Whale, 3 Gray Whales
April 1, 2012 5 6 Bottlenose 9 Fin Whales, 1 Gray Whale
March 31 2 100 Common 1 Mola Mola
March 30 4 650 Common 2 Fin Whales, 4 Gray Whales
March 29 2 400 Common 3 Gray Whales
March 28 2 25 Bottlenose 4 Gray Whales
March 27 2 50 Common 1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale
March 26 2 2 Bottlenose 12 Common 6 Gray Whales
March 25 2 100 Common 6 Gray Whales
March 24 3 1,050 Common 2 Gray Whales “Bart” successfully disentangled.
March 23 3 40 Bottlenose 20 Pacific White-Sided 3 Gray Whales 1 Gray, later named “Bart”, found entangled in fishing line.
March 22 2 350 Common 1 Gray Whale
March 21 2 900 Common 2 Gray Whales
March 20 2 25 Bottlenose 530 Common 8 Gray Whales
March 19 2 1,300 Common 4 Gray Whales
March 18 Inclement Weather
March 17 1 20 Common
March 16 3 520 Common 5 Gray Whales
March 15 5 1,185 Common 1 Fin Whales, 9 Gray Whales
March 14 2 25 Bottlenose 500 Common 2 Gray Whales
March 13 3 25 Bottlenose 720 Common 2 Gray Whales
March 12 4 56 Bottlenose 475 Common 50 Pacific White-Sided 2 Gray Whales
March 11 5 295 Common 7 Gray Whales
March 10 7 1,462 Common 1 Gray Whale
March 9 3 51 Bottlenose 1,800 Common 1 Gray Whale
March 8 3 950 Common 3 Gray Whlaes
March 7 2 150 Common 5 Gray Whales
March 6 1 500 Common 2 Gray Whales
March 5 2 40 Bottlenose 1 Gray Whale
March 4 5 22 Bottlenose 450 Common 4 Gray Whales
March 3 5 240 Bottlenose 850 Common 4 Humpback Whales
March 2 2 250 Common 5 Gray Whales
Mar. 1, 2012 3 60 Bottlenose 1 Fin Whale, 2 Gray Whales 5 Mola Mola
Feb. 29 1 6 Bottlenose 1 Gray whale
Feb. 28 3 2 Bottlenose 200 Common 5 Gray Whales
Feb. 27 Inclement Weather
Feb. 26 2 200 Common 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 25 4 150 Common 5 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale 1 Mola Moa
Feb. 24 3 100 Common 4 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 23 3 21 Bottlenose 600 Common 5 Gray Whales, 3 Fin Whales
Feb. 22 3 100 Bottlenose 1,400 Common 2 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 21 3 15 Bottlenose 1,200 Common 2 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 20 4 420 Common 3 Fin Whales
Feb. 19 3 550 Common 3 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 18 4 425 Bottlenose 5 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale
Feb. 17 2 400 Common 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 16 2 62 Bottlenose 150 Common 2 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale
Feb. 15 Inclement Weather
Feb. 14 2 75 Bottlenose 1,200 Common 1 Fin Whale, 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 13 1 200 Common
Feb. 12 3 50 Bottlenose 100 Common 15 Pacific White-Sided 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 11 4 75 Bottlenose 800 Common 2 Humpback Whales, 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 10 2 75 Bottlenose 300 Common 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 9 1 200 Common 20 Pacific White-Sided 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 8 3 15 Bottlenose 225 Common 5 Gray Whales
Feb. 7 2 50 Common 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 6 1 12 Bottlenose 5 Gray Whales
Feb. 5 2 150 Bottlenose 200 Common 3 Gray Whales
Feb. 4 2 25 Bottlenose 35 Pacific White-Sided 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 3 1 100 Common 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 2 1 50 Common 6 Gray Whales
Feb. 1, 2012 2 25 Bottlenose 200 Common 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 31 2 125 Bottlenose 500 Common 4 Gray Whales
Jan. 30 2 15 Bottlenose 500 Common 1 Risso
Jan. 29 4 127 Bottlenose 790 Common 48 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 28 3 100 Bottlenose 12 Common 5 Risso’s 6 Gray Whales
Jan. 27 2 60 Bottlenose 300 Common 1 Gray Whale
Jan. 26 2 75 Bottlenose 200 Common 50 Risso’s
Jan. 25 1 300 Common 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 24 1 12 Pacific White-Sided 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 23 Inclement Weather
Jan. 22 1 300 Common
Jan. 21 2 300 Common 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 20 1 10 Bottlenose 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 19 1 40 Killer Whales
Jan. 18 1 20 Bottlenose 50 Common 1 Gray Whale
Jan. 17 2 10 Bottlenose 250 Common 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 16 2 400 Common 7 Gray Whales 5 Mola Mola
Jan. 15 3 500 Common 4 Gray Whales
Jan. 14 4 370 Bottlenose 300 Common 50 Risso’s 3 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales
Jan. 13 2 45 Bottlenose 1,300 Common 4 Gray Whales
Jan. 12 2 75 Bottlenose 12 Common 25 Pacific White-Sided 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 11 2 15 Bottlenose 75 Common 15 Risso’s 8 Gray Whales
Jan. 10 1 750 Common 20 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 9 2 150 Bottlenose 536 Common 12 Risso’s 4 Gray Whales
Jan. 8 3 25 Bottlenose 1,500 Common 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 7 2 80 Bottlenose 1,100 Common 15 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 6 2 30 Bottlenose 300 Common 3 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales Saw “Patches”
Jan. 5 2 26 Bottlenose 10 Risso’s 5 Gray Whales
Jan. 4 2 2,000 Common 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 3 2 25 Bottlenose 50 Common 15 Risso’s 5 Gray Whales 7 Killer Whales
Jan. 2 3 20 Bottlenose 250 Common 95 Pacific White-Sided 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 1, 2012 3 32 Bottlenose 1,500 Common 40 Pacific White-Sided 20 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales

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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 Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari offers. We see Blue Whales all summer, Gray Whales between December and May, Fin Whales and Minke whales year round, as well as Killer Whales (Orca), Sperm whales and other whales throughout the year. We see more wild dolphins off Orange County than just about anywhere in the USA! We see herds of wild dolphin off Laguna Beach, San Clemente and Dana Point as large as 101,000 all year round