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

July 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)

7/31 15     Humpback Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40     Risso's Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise

7/30 4     Humpback Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins

7/29 22     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales
  10     Killer Whales
  2     Minke Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Risso's Dolphins
  25     Dall's Porpoise

7/28 24     Humpback Whales
  130     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1     Minke Whale
  15     Dall's Porpoise
  1     Steller Sea Lion

7/27 12     Humpback Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1100     Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  25     Dall's Porpoise

7/26 9     Humpback Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  120     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  25     Dall's Porpoise

7/25 13     Humpback Whales
  700     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/24 16     Humpback Whales
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20     Dall's Porpoise

7/23 19     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  10     Dall's Porpoise

7/22 8     Humpback Whales
  1000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500     Risso's Dolphins

7/21 18     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  1100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  25     Dall's Porpoise

7/20 22     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  1     Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  120     Risso's Dolphins
  12     Dall's Porpoise

7/19 12     Humpback Whales
  2200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  5     Killer Whales
  1200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/18 9     Humpback Whales
  7     Blue Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Common Dolphins

7/17 12     Humpback Whales
  13     Blue Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  8     Dall's Porpoise

7/16 9     Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  12     Risso's Dolphins

7/15 14     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales
  60     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/14 6     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  1     Minke Whale

7/13 2     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  6     Dall's Porpoise

7/12 2     Humpback Whales
  5     Killer Whales
  16     Dall's Porpoise

7/11 3     Humpback Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/10 1     Humpback Whale
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Risso's Dolphins

7/9 3     Humpback Whales
  20     Dall's Porpoise

7/8 50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/7 4     Humpback Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/6 4     Humpback Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000     Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise

7/5 2     Humpback Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  2     Harbor Porpoise

7/4 2     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  120     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Risso's Dolphins
  75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/3 2     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  40     Risso's Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise

7/2 300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  1050     Risso's Dolphins
  150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  20     Dall's Porpoise

7/1 2     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  5     Dall's Porpoise




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Sightings reported by Cascadia Research Collective, B. Cutter, D. Davi, G. Fisher, D. Frank, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, L. Oliver.

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



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