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

March 1-31, 2002
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)

3/31 6     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  300     Risso's Dolphins

3/30 28     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  1     Northern Elephant Seal (male)

3/29 18     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700     Risso's Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  15     Bottlenose Dolphins

3/28 23     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Risso's Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/27 18     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  3     Humpback Whales
  5     Risso's Dolphins

3/26 21     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  150     Risso's Dolphins

3/25 23     Gray Whales (2 trips)

3/24 32     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  12     Killer Whales
  200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise

3/23 22     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  700     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  15     Risso's Dolphins

3/22 12     Gray Whales (2 trips)

3/21 11     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  20     Killer Whales
  15     Risso's Dolphins

3/20 3     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  100     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  4     Dall's Porpoise

3/19 8     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  150     Risso's Dolphins

3/17 23     Gray Whales (2 trips)

3/15 16     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  40     Risso's Dolphins

3/14 8     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  1     Humpback Whale
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  80     Risso's Dolphins

3/12 22     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/11 20     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  1200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/10 35     Gray Whales (2 trips)

3/9 32     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  1     Humpback Whale
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/8 21     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  10     Killer Whales
  900     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

3/7 8     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  3     Humpback Whales

3/5 18     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  8     Dall's Porpoise

3/4 16     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  400     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  70     Risso's Dolphins
  12     Bottlenose Dolphins

3/3 32     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  5     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  120     Risso's Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

3/2 23     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  1200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  85     Risso's Dolphins

3/1 19     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500     Risso's Dolphins
  12     Dall's Porpoise




Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by G. Fisher, J. Klusemire, T. Lorenz, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, Southwest Fisheries Center, H. Tiura, L. Oliver, M. Ricketts, B. Weed, W. Williamson, unknown observer.


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



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