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

June 1 - June 30, 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. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. 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)

6/30 12     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   320     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1     Harbor Porpoise

6/29 12     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   150     Risso's Dolphins
   7     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Basking Shark

6/28 15     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Basking Sharks

6/27 5     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise

6/26 9     Humpback Whales
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/25 8     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/24 10     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   400     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   15     Harbor Porpoise

6/23 16     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   2     Killer Whales
   310     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   225     Risso's Dolphins

6/22 10     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   30     Risso's Dolphins
   15     Dall's Porpoise
   4     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

6/21 12     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins

6/20 16     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales
   25     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Steller Sea Lion

6/19 25     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   1     Killer Whale
   1     Minke Whale
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   40     Risso's Dolphins

6/18 12     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   10     Dall's Porpoise
   17     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

6/17 11     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   15     Risso's Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

6/16 8     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   30     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   150     Risso's Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise

6/15 14     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/14 16     Humpback Whales
   75     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins

6/13 42     Humpback Whales
   250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Bottlenose Dolphins
   1     Steller Sea Lion

6/12 35     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   75     Risso's Dolphins

6/11 27     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/10 12     Humpback Whales

6/9 6     Humpback Whales
   4     Killer Whales
   20     Risso's Dolphins

6/8 14     Humpback Whales

6/7 18     Humpback Whales
   2     Killer Whales
   20     Risso's Dolphins

6/6 48     Humpback Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/5 60     Humpback Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   250     Risso's Dolphins

6/4 65     Humpback Whales
   1     Killer Whale

6/3 75     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

6/2 55     Humpback Whales
   10     Killer Whales
   75     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Risso's Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

6/1 75     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by M. Baxter, D. Davi, G. Fisher, T. Kieckhefer, T. Maddox, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, L. Oliver, R/V John H. Martin, J. Watt, J. Wetle, J. Williamson, 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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