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

April 1 - April 30, 2001
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)

4/30 14     Humpback Whales
   6     Killer Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

4/29 24     Humpback Whales
   14     Killer Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

4/28 25     Humpback Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2     Harbor Porpoise

4/27 30     Humpback Whales
   6     Killer Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  9     Harbor Porpoise
  6   Bottlenose Dolphins

4/26 29     Humpback Whales
  10   Harbor Porpoise

4/25  18     Humpback Whales

4/24 15     Humpback Whales
   9     Killer Whales

4/23  21     Humpback Whales
  6   Bottlenose Dolphins

4/22  12     Humpback Whales

4/21  22     Humpback Whales

4/20  28     Humpback Whales
  600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

4/19  22     Humpback Whales
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  10     Harbor Porpoise

4/18 2     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   16     Humpback Whales
  2     Harbor Porpoise

4/17 5     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   18     Humpback Whales
  300     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  10     Risso's Dolphins

4/16 14     Humpback Whales
  55     Risso's Dolphins

4/15 2     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   11     Humpback Whales

4/14 9     Humpback Whales
   12     Killer Whales

4/13 4     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   12     Humpback Whales
  4     Harbor porpoise

4/12 15     Humpback Whales
   25     Killer Whales

4/11 3     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  18     Humpback Whales

4/10 4     Humpback Whales
   3     Harbor Porpoise

4/9 11     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   5     Humpback Whales

4/8 7     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   8     Humpback Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  3     Bottlenose Dolphins

4/7 8     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   9     Humpback Whales

4/6 13     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   8     Humpback Whales
  800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  6   Bottlenose Dolphins

4/5 19     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   1     Humpback Whale
  700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

4/4 18     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  15     Risso's Dolphins

4/1 4     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  1     Humpback Whale


Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Van Sommeran, L. Oliver, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, H. Neece, D. Davi, National Geographic, C. Walker, and others.

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

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