2013 Whale Watching Sightings Log

Date No. of Trips Bottlenose Dolphin Common Dolphin Pacific White-sided Dolphin Risso’s Dolphin Whales Other
Dec 31 4 65 Bottlenose Dolphins 650 Common Dolphins 3 Gray Whales
Dec 30 5 8 Bottlenose Dolphins 900 Common Dolphins 11 Gray Whales
Dec 29 5 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 122 Common Dolphins 10 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 17 Gray Whales (Including 1 Pod of 6 Whales)
Dec 28 7 197 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Dec 27 3 24 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,500 Common Dolphins 12 Risso’s Dolphins 3 Gray Whales
Dec 26 5 300 Bottlenose Dolphins 900 Common Dolphins 100 Risso’s Dolphins 1 Fin Whale, 3 Gray Whales
Dec 25 0 Merry Christmas!
Dec 24 2 200 Bottlenose Dolphins 200 Common Dolphins 100 Risso’s Dolphins 4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Dec 23 2 800 Common Dolphins 5 Gray Whales Raft of 300 Sea Lions Playing with Dolphins
Dec 22 2 65 Bottlenose Dolphins 515 Common Dolphins 2 Humpback Whales, 3 Gray Whales
Dec 21 3 3,200 Common Dolphins 8 Gray Whales
Dec 20 1 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf)
Dec 19 1 200 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Dec 18 1 500 Common Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Dec 17 1 500 Common Dolphins 6 Risso’s Dolphin 5 Gray Whales
Dec 16 1 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2 Fin Whales, 1 Gray Whales
Dec 15 1 300 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale
Dec 14 2 4 Fin Whales, 4 Gray Whales
Dec 13 1 1,000 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales
Dec 12 1 1,000 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales
Dec 11 1 1,000 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales
Dec 10 1 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 2 Fin Whales
Dec 9 1 800 Common Dolphins
Dec 8 1 15 Bottlenose Dolphins 25 Common Dolphins
Dec 7 1 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Gray Whale
Dec 6 1 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
Dec 5 1 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Fin Whale
Dec 4 0
Dec 3 1 500 Common Dolphins
Dec 2 1 25 Bottlenose Dolphins 2 Gray Whales (Pair Heading North) 1 Squid
Dec 1 1 100 Bottlenose Dolphins
Nov 30 3 100 Bottlenose Dolpins 825 Common Dolphins 2 Gray Whales
Nov 29 2 8 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins
Nov 28 0 Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 27 2 250 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Gray Whale Our 1st Whale of the Season!
Nov 26 1 1,000 Common Dolphins
Nov 25 3 86 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,240 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
Nov 24 2 206 Common Dolphins 2 Fin Whales (Probably Male/Female Pair)
Nov 23 1 3,000 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
Nov 22 0 Inclement Weather
Nov 21 0 Inclement Weather
Nov 20 1 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins
Nov 19 1 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins
Nov 18 1 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins
Nov 17 2 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,500 Common Dolphins
Nov 16 2 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 700 Common Dolphins 25 Risso’s Dolphins 3 Fin Whales 2 Mola Mola
Nov 15 1 4 Fin Whales
Nov 14 1 4 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Nov 13 1 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins
Nov 12 2 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,250 Common Dolphins
Nov 11 1 1,000 Common Dolphins
Nov 10 2 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 220 Common Dolphins
Nov 9 1 2 Bottlenose Dolphins 5,000 Common Dolphins
Nov 8 2 1,100 Common Dolphins
Nov 7 2 760 Common Dolphins
Nov 6 1 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 5,000 Common Dolphins
Nov 5 2 2,000 Common Dolphins
Nov 4 1 20 Risso’s Dolphins 1 Elephant Seal
Nov 3 2 800 Common Dolphins
Nov 2 2 1,500 Common Dolphins
Nov 1 1 500 Common Dolphins
Oct 31 1 500 Common Dolphins
Oct 30 1 500 Common Dolphins 1 Minke Whale
Oct 29 1 30 Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins
Oct 28 2 520 Common Dolphins
Oct 27 2 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 300 Common Dolphins 24 Risso’s Dolphins
Oct 26 3 25 Bottlenose Dolphins 6 Common Dolphins 1 Fin Whale
Oct 25 1 300 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale2 Fin Whales
Oct 24 2 20 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Blue Whale
Oct 23 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,500 Common Dolphins
Oct 22 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 450 Common Dolphins
Oct 21 1 3,000 Common Dolphins
Oct 20 2 525 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales
Oct 19 3 80 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,800 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales1 Minke Whale
Oct 18 3 2,800 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales
Oct 17 2 2,500 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales
Oct 16 2 1,750 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales1 Minke Whale
Oct 15 2 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,400 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales “Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin
Oct 14 2 2,300 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales1 Fin Whale 1 Elephant Seal, 1 Mola Mola
Oct 13 2 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,300 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray”)
Oct 12 4 1,125 Common Dolphins 27 Blue Whales,7 Fin Whales
Oct 11 3 1,450 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales,4 Fin Whales
Oct 10 3 12 Bottlenose Dolphins 600 Common Dolphins 12 Blue Whales,4 Fin Whales
Oct 9 1 1 Blue Whale
Oct 8 2 56 Bottlenose Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales (Including “Clipper”),4 Fin Whales
Oct 7 1 1 Blue Whale, 1 Fin Whale 1 Mola Mola
Oct 6 3 44 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,700 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales (Including “Clipper”) 3 Mola Mola
Oct 5 4 800 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales (Including “Clipper”),4 Fin Whales
Oct 4 2 15 Bottlenose Dolphins 70 Common Dolphins 18 Risso’s Dolphins 2 Blue Whales
Oct 3 2 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,150 Common Dolphins 4 Humpback Whales
Oct 2 1 200 Common Dolphins
Oct 1 2 500 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales
Sept 30 2 400 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales (Including “Clipper”),2 Fin Whales 92 Days of Blue Whales!
Sept 29 3 375 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales,3 Fin Whales
Sept 28 3 120 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales,2 Humpback Whales 2 Mola Mola
Sept 27 3 925 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales,1 Fin Whale
Sept 26 2 50 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)
Sept 25 1 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 75 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale
Sept 24 2 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 125 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)
Sept 23 2 8 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,200 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Sept 22 3 360 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales, 4 Fin Whales 1 Sea Turtle, 1 Mola Mola
Sept 21 2 60 Bottlenose Dolphins 800 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales 3 Mola Mola
Sept 20 2 240 Common Dolphins 7 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Sept 19 3 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 750 Common Dolphins 19 Blue Whales
Sept 18 2 150 Bottlenose Dolphins 175 Common Dolphins 14 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Sept 17 2 400 Common Dolphins 11 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”).1 Fin Whale
Sept 16 2 380 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Sept 15 2 60 Common Dolphins 13 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf) 2 Mola Mola
Sept 14 4 485 Common Dolphins 24 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)
Sept 13 1 50 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray”)
Sept 12 1 125 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale
Sept 11 2 40 Bottlenose Dolphins 325 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)
Sept 10 2 190 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales
Sept 9 2 6 Bottlenose Dolphins 25 Common Dolphins 20 Risso’s Dolphins 6 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)
Sept 8 3 400 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales (Including “Clipper”) 1 Mola Mola
Sept 7 3 600 Common Dolphins 14 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)2 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
Sept 6 2 200 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)
Sept 5 2 250 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales (Including “Hook”)
Sept 4 2 13 Bottlenose Dolphins 275 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales
Sept 3 3 47 Bottlenose Dolphins 235 Common Dolphins 4 Blue Whales
Sept 2 5 100 Bottlenose 160 Common 15 Blue Whales “Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin2 Mola Mola
Sept 1 7 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 270 Common Dolphins 9 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola
Aug 31 6 86 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins 6 Risso’s Dolphins 11 Blue Whales 4 Devil Rays1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Unidentified Shark
Aug 30 2 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 3 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale 1 Unidentified Shark
Aug 29 2 600 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale 2 Mola Mola
Aug 28 3 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 450 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug 27 3 475 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf) 1 Mola Mola
Aug 26 3 100 Bottlenose Dolphins 400 Common Dolphins 5 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf and “Blue Ray”) 1 Mola Mola
Aug 25 4 50 Bottlenose Dolphins 465 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale 10 Mola Mola
Aug 24 5 105 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,100 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales “Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin7 Mola Mola
Aug 23 5 4 Bottlenose Dolphins 3,700 Common Dolphins 24 Blue Whales2 Humpback Whales 3 Mola Mola
Aug 22 3 1,000 Common Dolphins 12 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray”, “Kinko”)
Aug 21 2 1,640 Common Dolphins No Whales – strong winds & bumpy ocean made it tough to find animals.
Aug 20 3 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 380 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale 52 Days in a row of Blue Whales!
Aug 19 4 500 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales 1 Mako Shark, 1 Mola Mola
Aug 18 8 10 Bottlenose Dolphins 550 Common Dolphins 14 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf) 3 Mola Mola50 Days in a row of Blue Whales!
Aug 17 8 540 Common Dolphins 25 Blue Whales,5 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
Aug 16 5 800 Common Dolphins 25 Blue Whales,
4 Fin Whales
1 Unidentified Shark, 1 Sea Turtle
Aug 15 3 275 Common Dolphins 9 Blue Whales,1 Fin Whale
Aug 14 4 115 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins 10 Blue Whales (Including “Bubbles”)1 Fin Whale 1 Mola Mola
Aug 13 3 520 Common Dolphins 11 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray, “Kinko”) 1 Mola Mola45 Days in a row of Blue Whales!
Aug 12 3 200 Common Dolphins 19 Blue Whales,2 Fin Whales
Aug 11 6 20 Bottlenose Dolphins 100 Common Dolphins 40 Risso’s Dolphins 25 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pair, “Humphrey”, “Kinko”)
Aug 10 8 750 Common Dolphins 8 Blue Whales (Including “Humphrey”)
Aug 9 7 1,130 Common Dolphins 13 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko”)
Aug 8 5 30 Bottlenose Dolphins 1,275 Common Dolphins 6 Blue Whales 3 Mola Mola40 Days in a row of Blue Whales!
Aug 7 6 75 Bottlenose Dolphins 2,100 Common Dolphins 1 Blue Whale 2 Mola Mola
Aug 6 4 3 Bottlenose Dolphins 500 Common Dolphins 3 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko”) 1 Sea Turtle, 1 Mola Mola
Aug 5 7 1,100 Common Dolphins 7 Blue Whales
Aug 4 8 2,970 Common Dolphins 16 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray”)1 Fin Whale 2 Mola Mola
Aug 3 8 1,300 Common Dolphins 20 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray”, “Humphrey”, “Kinko”)1 Minke Whale 3 Mola Mola
Aug 2 3 175 Bottlenose 760 Common Dolphins 2 Blue Whales 1 Juvenile Great White Shark, 2 Mola Mola
Aug 1 5 2,280 Common Dolphins 7 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
July 31 6 30 Bottlenose 3,325 Common 9 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf) “Patches”
July 30 4 2 Bottlenose 1,640 Common 12 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray”) 3 Mola Mola
July 29 4 900 Common 6 Blue Whales (Including “Blue Ray”) 30 Days in a row of Blue Whales!
July 28 6 1,865 Common 15 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 4 Fin Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
July 27 6 2 Bottlenose 230 Common 21 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf) 1 Mola Mola, 1 Harbor Seal
July 26 7 140 Bottlenose 840 Common 27 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 1 Fin Whale
July 25 7 180 Bottlenose 1,240 Common 7 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
July 24 5 730 Common 4 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola
July 23 7 40 Bottlenose 525 Common 22 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
July 22 6 77 Bottlenose 1,150 Common 8 Blue Whales 2 Mola Mola
July 21 4 20 Bottlenose 625 Common 8 Blue Whales (Includng “Curly Sue”) 5 Mola Mola
July 20 6 65 Bottlenose 950 Common 18 Blue Whales (Including “Billie”) 2 Mola Mola
July 19 7 60 Bottlenose 650 Common 23 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pair, “Billie” & “Notcho”) 6 Mola Mola20th Day in a row of Blue Whales!
July 18 6 57 Bottlenose 240 Common 11 Blue Whales 9 Mola Mola
July 17 6 100 Bottlenose 340 Common 9 Blue Whales (Including “Billie” & “Kinko”) 3 Mola Mola
July 16 6 445 Common 6 Blue Whales (Including “Notcho”) 1 Mola Mola
July 15 3 300 Common 10 Blue Whales (Including “Hook” and “Kinko”) 1 Mola Mola
July 14 3 550 Common 10 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko” & “Notcho”)2 Fin Whales (Mom & Calf) 3 Mola Mola
July 13 4 225 Common 10 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko” & Notcho”) 1 Mola Mola
July 12 6 55 Bottlenose 900 Common 10 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko” & “Notcho”) 2 Mola Mola
July 11 3 30 Bottlenose 100 Common 8 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko” & “Notcho”) 1 Mola Mola
July 10 4 40 Bottlenose 130 Common 5 Blue Whales (Including “Notcho”) 2 Mola Mola
July 9 3 12 Bottlenose 1,200 Common 5 Blue Whales 10th Day in a row of Blue Whales!
July 8 3 6 Bottlenose 1,100 common 1 Blue Whale 3 Mola Mola
July 7 5 64 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 1 Blue Whale 5 Mola Mola
July 6 7 100 Bottlenose 1,600 Common 7 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales 2 Mola Mola
July 5 4 40 Bottlenose 1,150 Common 4 Blue Whales 5 Mola Mola
July 4 3 25 Bottlenose 3,000 Common 1 Blue Whale
July 3 6 206 Bottlenose 1,250 Common 4 Blue Whales 1 Mola Mola
July 2 4 30 Bottlenose 1,400 Common 8 Blue Whales 9 Mola Mola
July 1 3 2 Bottlenose 220 Common 7 Blue Whales 4 Mola Mola
June 30 3 1,300 Common 2 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale 4 Mola Mola
June 29 4 124 Bottlenose 1,040 Common 7 Minke Whales 7 Mola Mola
June 28 3 780 Common 9 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 27 5 26 Bottlenose 2,200 Common 1 Blue Whale 2 Mola Mola
June 26 6 145 Bottlenose 4,700 Common 1 Blue Whale, 5 Minke Whales 3 Mola Mola
June 25 3 3 Bottlenose 1,740 Common 6 Blue Whales
June 24 5 46 Bottlenose 3,212 Common 2 Blue Whales, 11 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 23 4 36 Bottlenose 4,000 Common 2 Blue Whales, 4 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 22 5 10 Bottlenose 6,010 Common 3 Minke Whales 3 Mola Mola
June 21 3 65 Bottlenose 4,760 Common 1 Minke Whale 1 Mola Mola
June 20 4 350 Offshore Bottlenose, 14 Coastal Bottlenose 635 Common 2 Elephant Seals, 4 Mola Mola
June 19 2 2, 200 Common 2 Mola Mola
June 18 2 1,000 Common 1 Minke Whale 1 Elephant Seal, 8 Mola Mola
June 17 2 6 Bottlenose 6,000 Common Dolphin 2 Minke Whales Dolphin Megapod Stampede!
June 16 5 145 Offshore Bottlenose 5 Mola Mola
June 15 4 150 Bottlenose 2,600 Common 1 Elephant Seal, 10 Mola Mola
June 14 4 20 Bottlenose 1,160 Common 2 Minke Whales 4 Mola Mola
June 13 2 70 Bottlenose Dolphin 30 Risso’s Dolphin 2 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola, “Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin
June 12 3 3 Bottlenose 550 Common
June 11 2 245 Common 1 Mola Mola
June 10 1 40 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 2 Minke Whales 3 Mola Mola
June 9 3 40 Offshore Bottlenose 1,500 Common 1 Minke Whale 1 Elephant Seal, 1 Thresher Shark, 1 Mola Mola
June 8 6 4,020 Common 4 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
June 7 4 21 Bottlenose 600 Common 3 Minke Whales 3 Mola Mola
June 6 5 13 Bottlenose 1,520 Common 1 Bryde’s Whale, 8 Minke Whales 2 Mola Mola
June 5 2 100 Common 1 Fin Whale 1 Mola Mola
June 4 2 100 Common 5 Risso’s 1 Blue Whale, 1 Minke Whale 1 Mola Mola
June 3 1 3 Bottlenose 1 Minke Whale
June 2 2 12 Bottlenose 700 Common
June 1 3 2 Bottlenose 1,205 Common 1 Blue Whale, 4 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Minke Whales
May 31 2 35 Bottlenose 730 Common 2 Minke Whales 1 Mola Mola
May 30 3 No Sightings
May 29 2 195 Common 1 Minke Whale 2 Mola Mola
May 28 2 190 Common 1 Blue Whale
May 27 3 1,100 Common 2 Blue Whales
May 26 3 5 Bottlenose 108 Common 4 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf Pair), 1 Minke Whale 2 Mola Mola
May 25 3 46 Bottlenose 1,300 Common 1 Fin Whale Lots of anchovies!
May 24 2 46 Bottlenose 300 Common 1 Mola MolaBig schools of anchovies w/ birds & dolphins feeding!
May 23 1 No Sightings
May 22 2 1,645 Common
May 21 3 425 Common 1 Minke Whale 3 Mola Mola
May 20 1 350 Common
May 19 2 31 Bottlenose 400 Common 1 Mola MolaBig schools of anchovies w/ birds & dolphins feeding!
May 18 3 550 Common 1 Mako Shark, 1 Mola MolaBig schools of anchovies w/ birds & dolphins feeding!
May 17 4 5 Bottlenose 400 Common 1 Humpback Whale “Stinky” 1 Mola Mola
May 16 1 4 Bottlenose 1 Fin Whale, 2 Gray Whales 1 Harbor Seal
May 15 1 50 Bottlenose 120 Common 13 Risso’s 1 Blue Whale, 2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 14 4 200 Common 4 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 13 4 1,00 Common 2 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale
May 12 7 6 Bottlenose 376 Common 1 Blue Whale “Kinko”, 5 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
May 11 4 115 Bottlenose 51 Common 3 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 3 Minke Whales
May 10 2 30 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 1 Blue Whale, 1 Gray Whale
May 9 1 6 Bottlenose 50 Common
May 8 1 50 Common 1 Gray Whale
May 7 2 500 Common 3 Gray Whales (Including cow/calf)
May 6 3 25 Bottlenose 2 Gray Whales (cow/calf) 1 Mola Mola
May 5 2 10 Bottlenose 350 Common
May 4 3 3 Bottlenose 200 Common 3 Mola Mola
May 3 2 15 Bottlenose 410 Common 3 Gray Whales
May 2 2 3 Bottlenose 1,500 Common 4 Gray Whales (2 cow/calf pairs)
May 1 2 140 Common 1 Mola Mola
April 30 2 350 Common 5 Gray Whales (Including 2 cow/calf pairs)
April 29 2 310 Common 4 Gray Whales (cow/calf pairs) 1 Mola Mola
April 28 3 14 Bottlenose 700 Common 20 Risso’s 1 Minke Whale
April 27 5 6 Bottlenose 920 Common 1 Fin Whale, 11 Gray Whales (Including 8 cow/calf pairs) 3 Mola Mola
April 26 4 80 Bottlenose 650 Common 7 Gray Whales
April 25 1 375 Common 6 Gray Whales (Unusual: 3 cow/calf pairs traveling together)
April 24 1 500 Common 4 Gray Whales
April 23 3 1,150 Common 6 Pacific White-sided 1 Gray Whale
April 22 2 525 Common 5 Gray Whales
April 21 570 Common 10 Gray Whales (Including rarely seen 2 cow/calf pairs traveling together) 1 Mola Mola
April 20 5 2 Bottlenose 2,610 Common 8 Gray Whales 1 Mola Mola
April 19 4 3,550 Common 4 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf), 2 Gray Whales
April 18 3 2 Bottlenose 400 Common 6 Fin Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 17 3 750 Common 5 Fin Whales 2 Mola Mola
April 16 2 1,200 Common 1 Blue Whale, 3 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
April 15 2 300 Common 2 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale
April 14 3 325 Common 2 Fin Whales
April 13 6 6 Bottlenose 390 Common 4 Blue Whales, 9 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
April 12 5 710 Common 13 Gray Whales (Including 1 Cow/Calf)
April 11 2 1,800 Common 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
April 10 2 100 Bottlenose 1,100 Common 2 Gray Whales
April 9 2 62 Common 6 Gray Whales 1 Mola Mola
April 8 0 Inclement Weather
April 7 5 2,930 Common 4 Pacific White-sided 7 Gray Whales
April 6 5 1 Bottlenose 1,500 Common 6 Pacific White-sided 6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf) 2 Mola Mola
April 5 4 15 Bottlenose 1,375 Common 9 Gray Whales
April 4 5 1 Bottlenose 1,050 Common 3 Gray Whales 3 Mola Mola
April 3 5 6 Bottlenose 900 Common 10 Gray Whales 1 Mola Mola
April 2 4 1,470 Common 1 Humpback Whale, 4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf) 1 Mola Mola
April 1 5 6 Bottlenose 6,412 Common 1 Humpback Whale, 21 Gray Whales
March 31 0 Happy Easter
March 30 7 6 Bottlenose 200 Common 2 Pacific White-sided 1 Fin Whales, 25 Gray Whales
March 29 7 1,605 Common 4 Fin Whales, 16 Gray Whales
March 28 4 650 Common 2 Fin Whales, 6 Gray Whales
March 27 3 6 Bottlenose 50 Common 8 Pacific White-sided 2 Fin Whales, 13 Gray Whales
March 26 6 25 Bottlenose 785 Common 1 Pacific White-sided 1 Fin Whale, 15 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
March 25 6 14 Bottlenose 3,630 Common 28 Pacific White-sided 2 Fin Whales, 9 Gray Whales 4 Mola Mola
March 24 7 2 Bottlenose 900 Common 20 Gray Whales
March 23 7 12 Bottlenose 306 Common 23 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf pairs)
March 22 4 2,400 Common 15 Gray Whales
March 21 5 2,455 Common 4 Fin Whales, 11 Gray Whales
March 20 580 Common 7 Gray Whales
March 19 3 1,350 Common 25 Pacific White-sided 9 Fin Whales, 5 Gray Whales
March 18 3 24 Bottlenose 160 Common 8 Fin Whales, 3 Gray Whales
March 17 5 4 Bottlenose 1,290 Common 1 Fin Whale, 10 Gray Whales
March 16 8 6 Bottlenose 2,300 Common 6 Pacific White-sided 17 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 10 Gray Whales
March 15 3 750 Common 1 Possible Blue Whale, 11 Fin Whales
March 14 4 2 Bottlenose 81 Common 3 Pacific White-sided 3 Gray Whales
March 13 4 297 Common 3 Fin Whales 1 Mola Mola
March 12 3 420 Common 3 Gray Whales
March 11 5 1,300 Common 1 Fin Whale, 5 Gray Whales
March 10 6 6 Bottlenose 3,100 Common 12 Pacific White-sided 4 Fin Whales, 7 Gray Whales
March 9 3 190 Common 15 Killer Whales, 3 Gray Whales, 2 Fin WhalesConfirmed IDs (courtesy Alisa Shulman-Janiger) of the mammal-eating transient (Bigg’s) orca:

Female CA216A. Female CA40, with son CA163 & probable son CA137.
Female CA140, with daughters CA140B & CA140C.
Female CA216, with daughters CA216A, CA216B, & CA216C. Also, 1 very young calf!

We last saw the CA140s (with the CA51s) on
January 3, 2012.

2 matrilines never seen before!

March 8 1 3 Fin Whales
March 7 2 275 Common 1 Fin Whale
March 6 5 6 Bottlenose 2,654 Common 12 Pacific White-sided 6 Gray Whales (1 Breached!)
March 5 2 200 Common 6 Pacific White-sided 8 Fin Whales, 2 Minke Whales
March 4 2 3,000 Common 1 Fin Whale
March 3 5 1,130 Common 6 Pacific White-sided 2 Northbound Gray Whales
March 2 9 102 Bottlenose 4,348 Common 2 Fin Whales
March 1 5 2,900 Common 4 Fin Whales, 3 Gray Whales
Feb. 28 2 475 Common 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 27 2 150 Common 6 Rissos 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 26 2 100 Bottlenose 300 Common 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 25 4 552 Common 24 Pacific White-sided 3 Blue Whales
Feb. 24 3 25 Bottlenose 270 Common 6 Pacific White-sided 6 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale
Feb. 23 3 450 Common 30 Pacific White-sided 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 22 2 240 Common 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 21 2 15 Bottlenose 150 Common 12 Pacific White-sided 2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 20 3 15 Bottlenose 35 Common
Feb. 19 3 2,000 Common
Feb. 18 5 11 Bottlenose 250 Common 20 Pacific White-sided 5 Fin Whales, 6 Gray Whales
Feb. 17 7 12 Bottlenose 444 Common 10 Fin Whales, 5 Gray Whales
Feb. 16 6 1,876 Common 11 Fin Whales, 3 Gray Whales 1 Basking Shark
Feb. 15 3 38 Bottlenose 30 Common 4 Fin Whales, 8 Gray Whales
Feb. 14 2 3 Bottlenose 1,500 Common 2 Fin Whales, 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 13 2 80 Bottlenose 300 Common 2 Gray Whales (1 Breached!)
Feb. 12 1 125 Common 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 11 1 200 Common 1 Gray Whale
Feb. 10 3 55 Bottlenose 50 Common 6 Pacific White-sided 4 Gray Whales (2 Mating!)
Feb. 9 4 36 Bottlenose 1,350 Common 12 Pacific White-sided 4 Gray Whales
Feb. 8 1 No Sightings
Feb. 7 1 50 Bottlenose 2 Gray Whales
Feb. 6 1 6 Bottlenose 20 Common 7 Gray Whales (2 Mating!)
Feb. 5 1 2 Bottlenose 100 Common 30 Pacific White-sided 1 Fin Whale, 5 Gray Whales (1 Breached!)
Feb. 4 1 70 Common
Feb. 3 2 12 Bottlenose 24 Common 2 Humpback Whales, 5 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale 2 of the Gray Whales displayed mating behavior!
Feb. 2 3 3 Bottlenose 49 Common 3 Risso’s 1 Fin Whale, 8 Gray Whales
Feb. 1 2 200 Common 2 Fin Whales, 5 Gray Whales
Jan. 31 1 76 Common 1 Gray Whale
Jan. 30 2 1,149 Common 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 29 1 200 Common 1 Fin Whale, 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 28 1 100 Common
Jan. 27 3 5 Bottlenose 120 Common 12 Pacific White-sided 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 26 2 23 Bottlenose 105 Common 12 Pacific White-sided 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 25 1 15 Bottlenose 100 Common 4 Pacific White-sided 1 Gray Whale
Jan. 24 1 50 Bottlenose 200 Common 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 23 2 347 Common 4 Gray Whales
Jan. 22 2 200 Common 12 Pacific White-sided 5 Gray Whales
Jan. 21 5 20 Bottlenose 4,550 Common 32 Pacific White-sided 10 Gray Whales
Jan. 20 6 7 Bottlenose 1,000 Common 20 Risso’s 13 Gray Whales (Including 2 northbound – first of the season)
Jan. 19 3 32 Bottlenose 2,600 Common 25 Risso’s 4 Gray Whales
Jan. 18 2 5 Bottlenose 1,700 Common 5 Gray Whales
Jan. 17 1 600 Common 20 Pacific White-Sided 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 16 1 300 Common 6 Pacific White-Sided 3 Gray Whales
Jan. 15 1 30 Bottlenose 1 Gray Whale
Jan. 14 1 30 Pacific White-Sided 1 Gray Whale
Jan. 13 2 120 Common 1 Fin Whale
Jan. 12 2 150 Bottlenose 30 Common 35 Pacific White-Sided 4 Gray Whales (Including 1 Cow/Calf Pair)
Jan. 11 1 1 Fin Whale
Jan. 10 1 No Sightings
Jan. 9 1 200 Common 1 Gray Whale
Jan. 8 1 150 Common 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 7 1 12 Bottlenose 500 Common 40 Risso’s
Jan. 6 1 1,000 Common 4 Gray Whales Dolphin Stampede!
Jan. 5 3 2,300 Common 30 Risso’s 7 Gray Whales Dolphin Stampede!
Jan. 4 2 1,150 Common 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 3 2 7 Bottlenose 100 Common 20 Risso’s 2 Gray Whales
Jan. 2 2 1,000 Common 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf),1 Fin Whale (“Farley”)
Jan. 1, 2013 2 50 Bottlenose 500 Common 1 Fin Whale (“Farley”),1 Gray Whale