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

September 1-30, 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)

9/30 1     Humpback Whale
  5     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  5     Harbor Porpoise

9/29 1     Humpback Whale
  3     Blue Whales
  75     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  12     Dall's Porpoise

9/28 5     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/27 2     Humpback Whales
  10     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/26 2     Blue Whales
  7     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins

9/25 3     Blue Whales
  2     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

9/24 4     Blue Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/23 5     Blue Whales
  3     Dall's Porpoise

9/22 2     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  5     Dall's Porpoise
  3     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Aerobatic sea lion

9/21 1     Blue Whale
  20     Risso's Dolphins

9/20 1     Humpback Whale
  1     Blue Whale
  750     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1     Dall's Porpoise

9/19 4     Blue Whales
  2     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2     Risso's Dolphins

9/18 9     Blue Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

9/16 12     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  14     Harbor Porpoise

9/15 2     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales
  350     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  250     Risso's Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  3     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

9/14 3     Blue Whales
  5     Killer Whales
  2     Baird's Beaked Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20     Risso's Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/13 9     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  3     Dall's Porpoise

9/12 4     Humpback Whales
  16     Blue Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  25     Dall's Porpoise

9/11 12     Blue Whales
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Risso's Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/10 2     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/9 16     Humpback Whales
  28     Blue Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  30     Risso's Dolphins
  40     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/8 13     Humpback Whales
  35     Blue Whales
  2     Killer Whales
  2000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/7 8     Blue Whales
  5     Killer Whales
  350     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/6 8     Humpback Whales
  17     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/5 16     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500     Risso's Dolphins
  4     Bottlenose Dolphins
  8     Harbor Porpoise

9/4 18     Humpback Whales
  24     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/3 3     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  25     Killer Whales
  700     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  15     Dall's Porpoise
  7     Harbor Porpoise

9/2 8     Humpback Whales
  16     Blue Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/1 6     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  550     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  8     Dall's Porpoise



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Sightings reported by ACS Whale Watching Trip, J. Aliotti, R. Aliotti, D. Davi, G. Fisher, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece.

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



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