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

May 1 - May 31, 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)

5/31 7     Humpback Whales
   2     Gray Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  30     Risso's Dolphins

5/30 7     Humpback Whales
   6     Killer Whales

5/29 4     Humpback Whales
   5     Killer Whales

5/28 20     Humpback Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/27 15     Humpback Whales
  1000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/26 7     Humpback Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800     Risso's Dolphins
  40     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/25 4     Humpback Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  55     Risso's Dolphins

5/24 4     Humpback Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  445     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/23 2     Humpback Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins

5/22 3     Humpback Whales
  700     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1   Elephant Seal

5/21 2     Humpback Whales

5/20 2     Humpback Whales
  520     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  12     Dall's Porpoise
  25     Harbor Porpoise
  1   Elephant Seal

5/19 10     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
  200     Risso's Dolphins
  7   Harbor Porpoise

5/18 7     Humpback Whales
   3     Killer Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/17 5     Humpback Whales
   4     Gray Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Risso's Dolphins

5/16 3     Humpback Whales
  10     Harbor Porpoise
  1   Elephant Seal

5/15 10     Humpback Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250     Risso's Dolphins

5/14 17     Humpback Whales
   11     Killer Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/13 30     Humpback Whales
  12   Baird's Beaked Whales
  200   Risso's Dolphins
  7   Harbor Porpoise

5/12 22     Humpback Whales
  30   Risso's Dolphins
  7   Dall's Porpoise

5/11 24     Humpback Whales
  150   Risso's Dolphins

5/10 17     Humpback Whales
   1     Gray Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  70     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  4   Dall's Porpoise
  1   Leatherback Sea Turtle

5/9 28     Humpback Whales
  5     Dall's Porpoise

5/8 28     Humpback Whales
  1000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1     Minke Whale
  1   Elephant Seal

5/7 23     Humpback Whales
   5     Gray Whales
  6   Baird's Beaked Whales
  2000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins

5/6 31     Humpback Whales
   9     Killer Whales
  2200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins
  120     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/5 26     Humpback Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  900     Risso's Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/4 34     Humpback Whales
   2     Gray Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1   Elephant Seal

5/3 27     Humpback Whales
  1     Gray Whale
  1     Minke Whale
  20     Risso's Dolphins

5/2 22     Humpback Whales
   15     Killer Whales

5/1 17     Humpback Whales


Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by Monterey Bay Whale Watch 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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