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

August 1 - August 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)

8/31 3     Humpback Whales
   10     Blue Whales
   8     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Great White Shark

8/30 2     Humpback Whales
   9     Blue Whales
   2     Killer Whales
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

8/29 6     Humpback Whales
   11     Blue Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

8/28 8     Blue Whales
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/27 2     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   4     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/26 1     Humpback Whale
   10     Blue Whales
   350     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

8/25 4     Humpback Whales
   11     Blue Whales
   60     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   15     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/24 7     Humpback Whales
   13     Blue Whales
   2     Bottlenose Dolphins

8/23 3     Humpback Whales
   18     Blue Whales

8/22 6     Blue Whales
   75     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1     Harbor Porpoise

8/21 1     Humpback Whale
   3     Blue Whales
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/20 7     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   2     Killer Whales
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Tufted Puffin

8/19 2     Humpback Whales
   9     Blue Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/18 2     Humpback Whales
   4     Blue Whales
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/17 2     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   6     Dall's Porpoise

8/16 5     Humpback Whales
   12     Blue Whales
   8     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/15 11     Blue Whales
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/14 6     Blue Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/13 12     Blue Whales
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/12 5     Humpback Whales
   10     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1     Tufted Puffin

8/11 3     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Bottlenose Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise
   4     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/10 10     Humpback Whales
   22     Blue Whales
   1     Baird's Beaked Whale
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   6     Bottlenose Dolphins

8/9 32     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales
   6     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

8/8 18     Humpback Whales
   35     Blue Whales
   5     Killer Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   12     Fin Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Risso's Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise
   15     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle
   10     Black-footed Albatross

8/7 8     Humpback Whales
   12     Blue Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/6 15     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales

8/5 23     Humpback Whales
   6     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

8/4 25     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   75     Risso's Dolphins
   75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   2     Bottlenose Dolphins

8/3 20     Humpback Whales
   4     Blue Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   6     Harbor Porpoise
   2     Northern Elephant Seals

8/2 12     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   170     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Risso's Dolphins
   50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   4     Bottlenose Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

8/1 12     Humpback Whales
   4     Blue Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   40     Risso's Dolphins

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by ACS Fund Raiser, Cheeseman's Ecology Tours, G. Fisher, L. Hitchcock, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, Oceanic Society Expeditions, L. Oliver, R Ortiz, R/V John H. Martin, R/V Shana Rae, C&J Toney, J. Wetle, W. Williamson, T. Zoloniack.

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

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