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

October 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)

10/31 4     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/30 3     Blue Whales
  6     Killer Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/29 5     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

10/28 2     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  300     Common Dolphins
  20     Risso's Dolphins

10/27 1     Humpback Whale
  3     Blue Whales
  12     Dall's Porpoise
  1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

10/26 1     Humpback Whale
  1     Blue Whale
  800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

10/25 2     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales
  12     Dall's Porpoise

10/24 4     Blue Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/23 5     Blue Whales
  12     Dall's Porpoise
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/22 12     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales
  12     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  12     Dall's Porpoise

10/21 3     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales

10/20 11     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  16     Baird's Beaked Whales
  350     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  12     Dall's Porpoise
  1     Northern Elephant Seal
  1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

10/19 1     Blue Whale
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

10/18 3     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  20     Dall's Porpoise

10/17 2     Blue Whales
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1     400-lb. Leatherback sea turtle

10/16 28     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  700     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  8     Dall's Porpoise

10/15 17     Humpback Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/14 8     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  1     Gray Whale
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  735     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/13 2     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  1     Sei Whale
  3000     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/12 3     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales

10/11 8     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  3     Dall's Porpoise
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/10 7     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  375     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/9 3     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  375     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  3     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Leatherback sea turtle

10/8 5     Blue Whales
  40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  40     Risso's Dolphins
  3     Harbor Porpoise

10/7 11     Blue Whales
  375     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

10/6 2     Humpback Whales
  9     Blue Whales
  12     Baird's Beaked Whales
  70     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  50     Risso's Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

10/5 1     Humpback Whale
  5     Blue Whales
  350     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

10/4 3     Blue Whales
  4     Baird's Beaked Whales
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  20     Risso's Dolphins

10/3 2     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  3     Dall's Porpoise

10/2 3     Blue Whales

10/1 2     Blue Whales
  7     Killer Whales
  70     Pacific White Sided Dolphins



Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by R. Blakly, D. Davi, G. Fisher, D. Frank, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, M/V John H. Martin, H. Neece, S. Oates, L. Oliver, S. Wilkins, W. Williamson.


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



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