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

December 1 - December 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)

12/31 25     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   3700     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

12/30 11     Gray Whales (2 trips)

12/29 12     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

12/28 13     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  20     Risso's Dolphins

12/27 27     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   75     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins

12/26 14     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  120     Risso's Dolphins

12/24 11     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  2     Humpback Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  450     Risso's Dolphins

12/23 4     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   700     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

12/22 2     Gray Whales (1 trip)
      Humpback Whales
   800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  25     Risso's Dolphins

12/21 4     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  3     Killer Whales
  25     Risso's Dolphins

12/19 2     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  15     Risso's Dolphins

12/18 1     Gray Whale (1 trip)
      Humpback Whales
   1600     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins

12/16 8     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  600     Risso's Dolphins

12/15 3     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  900     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20     Risso's Dolphins

12/8 4     Gray Whales
  2     Killer Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  800     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  20     Dall's Porpoise

12/6     Humpback Whale
  5     Killer Whales



Note: Sightings map is not available for this month.

Copyright © 2002 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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