Monterey Bay Whale Watch
List of Marine Mammal Sightings in the Monterey Bay Region

January 1 - January 31, 2000
compiled by Richard Ternullo

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Note -- In addition to sightings on Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips, this list includes all reported marine mammal sightings for this region. California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list.

Date #     Type of Animal(s)

1/31 8     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/29 15     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   65     Killer Whales (See Note)

1/28 62     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   30     Risso's Dolphins

1/27 16     Gray Whales (2 trips)

1/26 55     Gray Whales (2 trips)

1/25 26     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   50     Risso's Dolphins

1/23 16     Gray Whales (2 trips)

1/22 65     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   10     Killer Whales
   200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   250     Risso's Dolphins
   150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/21 70     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   40     Killer Whales
   1200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins

1/20 28     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   1000     Risso's Dolphins
   75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Northern Fur Seal

1/19 35     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   150     Risso's Dolphins

1/17 44     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   800     Risso's Dolphins
   7     Dall's Porpoise

1/16 52     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   3     Killer Whales
   100     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   700     Risso's Dolphins

1/15 55     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   1200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   700     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/14 50     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   20     Killer Whales
   900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/13 43     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/12 35     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins

1/11 18     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/10 20     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/9 48     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   75     Risso's Dolphins

1/8 42     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   250     Risso's Dolphins
   10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

1/7 102     Gray Whales (2 trips)

1/6 35     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins

1/5 21     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   4     Killer Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/4 32     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   2     Killer Whales
   1000     Common Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

1/3 16     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/2 15     Gray Whales (1 trip)

Note: Photographs and a description of the January 29 sighting of Killer Whales from the Puget Sound area appear in our February 2000 Feature.

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Sightings reported by American Cetacean Society, J. Aliotti, D. Davi, D. Frank, N. Lemon, T. Lorenze, L. Ortiz, G. McGowen, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, Shearwater Journeys, L. Oliver, K. Whitaker, J. Wettle, W. Williamson, T. Zoliniack.

Copyright © 2000 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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