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

December 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)

12/31 200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/30 p.m. 6     Gray Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700   Risso's Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/30 a.m. 11     Gray Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700   Risso's Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/29 p.m. 12     Gray Whales
  35     Risso's Dolphins

12/29 a.m. 4     Gray Whales
  20     Risso's Dolphins

12/28 400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/27 p.m. 5     Gray Whales
  45     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/27 a.m. 2     Gray Whales
  45     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/26 p.m. 3     Gray Whales
  1100     Risso's Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/26 a.m. 2     Gray Whales
  1100     Risso's Dolphins

No trip 12/25 (holiday).

12/24 5     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins

12/23 p.m. 4     Gray Whales
   2500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  60     Risso's Dolphins

12/23 a.m. 3     Gray Whales
   1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/22 p.m. 0      

12/22 a.m. 4     Gray Whales

12/21 p.m. 1     Gray Whale
  700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/21 a.m. 2     Gray Whales
  700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins

No trips 12/19-12/20 (weather).

12/18 1     Killer Whale
  800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

No trips 12/14-12/17 (weather).

12/5 8     Killer Whales

Monterey Bay Whale Watch
break period 12/2-12/13.

12/1 2     Blue Whales
  1     Gray Whale
  5     Cuvier's Beaked Whales
  2     Harbor Porpoise



Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by J. Aliotti, T. Lorenz, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, L. Oliver, W. Williamson.


Copyright © 2003 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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