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

October 1 - October 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)

10/31 1     Blue Whale
   2     Gray Whales
   700     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins

10/30 2     Blue Whales
   30     Risso's Dolphins

10/28 6     Blue Whales
   200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   30     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/27 6     Blue Whales
   1200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   800     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/26 8     Blue Whales
   1200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1000     Risso's Dolphins
   300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/25 8     Blue Whales
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/24 6     Blue Whales
   600     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/23 2     Humpback Whales
   6     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   75     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   5     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal
   1     Northern Fur Seal

10/22 8     Blue Whales
   3000     Short-beaked Common Dolphins
   1000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   35     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/21 7     Blue Whales

10/20 5     Blue Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   50     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   5     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   75     Risso's Dolphins

10/19 7     Blue Whales
   1000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/18 7     Blue Whales
   3500     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/17 20     Risso's Dolphins

10/16 2     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   1     Fin Whale
   1000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   50     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/15 2     Humpback Whales
   7     Blue Whales
   700     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/14 2     Humpback Whales
   11     Blue Whales
   5000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/13 1     Blue Whale
   6000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/12 5     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   5000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/11 4     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/8 4     Humpback Whales
   6     Blue Whales
   7     Killer Whales
   865     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   15     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/7 9     Blue Whales
   5     Killer Whales
   1     Fin Whale
   350     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   450     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/6 4     Humpback Whales
   12     Blue Whales
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

10/5 2     Humpback Whales
   14     Blue Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/4 3     Humpback Whales
   17     Blue Whales
   700     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

10/3 2     Humpback Whales
   18     Blue Whales
   900     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

10/2 4     Humpback Whales
   15     Blue Whales
   1500     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   40     Risso's Dolphins

10/1 15     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   1500     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   80     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by G. Fisher, T. Kieckhefer, T. Lorenz, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society, L. Oliver, P. Samitt, J. Williamson, A.J. Young.

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

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