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

May 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)

5/30 4     Humpback Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800     Risso's Dolphins
  6     Harbor Porpoise

5/29 4     Humpback Whales

5/28 2     Humpback Whales

5/27 12     Humpback Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Risso's Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/26 16     Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Risso's Dolphins
  2     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Northern Fur Seal

5/25 11     Humpback Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  1     Minke Whale

5/24 12     Humpback Whales

5/23 8     Humpback Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins
  4     Harbor Porpoise

5/22 3     Humpback Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  170     Risso's Dolphins

5/21 5     Humpback Whales
  75     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins

5/19 5     Killer Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins
  7     Harbor Porpoise

5/18 20     Humpback Whales

5/17 18     Humpback Whales
  4     Harbor Porpoise

5/15 24     Humpback Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins

5/14 13     Humpback Whales

5/13 14     Humpback Whales

5/12 16     Humpback Whales
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins

5/11 18     Humpback Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  1     Gray Whale (dead)
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins
  12     Harbor Porpoise

5/9 16     Humpback Whales
  8     Killer Whales
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/8 12     Humpback Whales
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  45     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/6 800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins

5/5 6     Killer Whales
  530     Risso's Dolphins
  1     Pacific White Sided Dolphin
  2     Harbor Porpoise

5/4 16     Humpback Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins
  30     Harbor Porpoise

5/3 12     Humpback Whales

5/2 9     Humpback Whales

5/1 9     Humpback Whales




Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by D. Davi, S. Dutton, G. Fisher, J. Lancer, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Munro, H. Neece, L. Oliver, K. Stagnaro, J. Williamson, W. Williamson.


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



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