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

December 1 - December 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)

12/31 16     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2     Blue Whales
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   400     Risso's Dolphins

12/30 8     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   5     Blue Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   250     Risso's Dolphins

12/29 6     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   9     Blue Whales
   400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins

12/28 16     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/27 2     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   800     Risso's Dolphins

12/26 5     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   5     Blue Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/24 4     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2     Blue Whales
   1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/23 2     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2     Blue Whales
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins

12/22 2     Blue Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/21 3     Gray Whales
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/20 1     Humpback Whale
   3     Killer Whales
   2200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   30     Risso's Dolphins

12/19 2     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   1     Gray Whale

12/18 2     Humpback Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   12     Risso's Dolphins

12/17 5     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   4     Gray Whales
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   15     Risso's Dolphins

12/16 3     Humpback Whales

12/15 1     Bottlenose Dolphin

12/13 2     Gray Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/11 800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/10 3     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   3     Gray Whales

12/9 1     Humpback Whale
   4     Blue Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   1     Killer Whale
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/7 2     Bottlenose Dolphins

12/6 2     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/5 1     Blue Whale
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/4 2     Gray Whales
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/3 3     Blue Whales
   9     Killer Whales
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   8     Bottlenose Dolphins
   4     Harbor Porpoise

12/2 3     Humpback Whales
   9     Killer Whales

12/1 15     Blue Whales
   15     Bottlenose Dolphins

Note: Sightings map is not available for this month.

Sightings reported by J. Wetle, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, C. Walker, K. Whitaker, J. Williamson.

Copyright © 2001 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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