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

July 1 - July 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. 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)

7/31 2     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   60     Common Dolphin sp.
   5     Risso's Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise

7/30 1     Humpback Whales
   12     Blue Whales
   30     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/29 3     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   600     Risso's Dolphins
   400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise

7/28 6     Humpback Whales
   4     Blue Whales
   980     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1000     Risso's Dolphins
   750     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/27 11     Humpback Whales
   32     Blue Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   60     Risso's Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/26 12     Humpback Whales
   20     Blue Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   75     Risso's Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/25 8     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Risso's Dolphins

7/24 10     Humpback Whales
   11     Blue Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

7/23 12     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   50     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/22 16     Humpback Whales
   30     Blue Whales
   2     Leatherback Sea Turtles

7/21 15     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/20 17     Humpback Whales
   15     Blue Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   600     Risso's Dolphins
   400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/19 8     Humpback Whales
   12     Blue Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   100     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/18 12     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/17 18     Humpback Whales
   4     Blue Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/16 30     Humpback Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/15 70     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   1000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/14 46     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   1     Killer Whale
   800     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/13 27     Humpback Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/12 10     Humpback Whales
   12     Blue Whales
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   40     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

7/11 7     Humpback Whales
   6     Blue Whales
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/10 3     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales

7/9 6     Humpback Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/8 3     Humpback Whales
   6     Blue Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   1     Minke Whale
   800     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Risso's Dolphins
   1000     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   3     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/7 5     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   1     Minke Whale
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/6 6     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   1050     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   850     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/4 52     Humpback Whales
   600     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   250     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise

7/3 18     Humpback Whales
   250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/2 20     Humpback Whales
   1000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

7/1 6     Humpback Whales
   1     Fin Whale
   75     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Basking Shark

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by D. Davi, S. Dutton, T. Kieckhefer, D. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, L. Oliver, R. Ortiz, K. Stagnaro, H. Tiura, J. 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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