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

January 1-31, 2003
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)

1/31 p.m. 17     Gray Whales

1/31 a.m. 15     Gray Whales
  200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  30   Risso's Dolphins

1/30 15     Gray Whales
  22     Killer Whales *
  1100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

1/29 No Trip.    

1/28 18     Gray Whales
  1200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

1/27 30     Gray Whales
  200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/26 p.m. 42     Gray Whales
  75     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/26 a.m. 34     Gray Whales

1/25 p.m. 6     Gray Whales
  30-40     Killer Whales
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/25 a.m. 20     Gray Whales
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/24 p.m. 26     Gray Whales

1/24 a.m. 37     Gray Whales

1/23 24     Gray Whales
  1100     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/22 23     Gray Whales
  1600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/21 38     Gray Whales

1/20 p.m. 35     Gray Whales

1/20 a.m. 47     Gray Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200   Risso's Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/19 p.m. 46     Gray Whales
  800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/19 a.m. 36     Gray Whales
  800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/18 p.m. 42     Gray Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200   Risso's Dolphins
  75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/18 a.m. 37     Gray Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200   Risso's Dolphins
  75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise

1/17 25     Gray Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins *

1/16 18     Gray Whales
  1     Killer Whale *

1/15 16     Gray Whales
  350     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/14 p.m. 24     Gray Whales
  400   Risso's Dolphins

1/14 a.m. 47     Gray Whales
  500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins *

1/13 42     Gray Whales
  700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  400   Risso's Dolphins
  150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/12 p.m. 47     Gray Whales

1/12 a.m. 36     Gray Whales
  600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/11 p.m. 27     Gray Whales
  900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/11 a.m. 22     Gray Whales
  900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500   Risso's Dolphins

1/10 p.m. 40     Gray Whales

1/10 a.m. 33     Gray Whales

1/9 36     Gray Whales
  900     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/8 33     Gray Whales
  15     Dall's Porpoise *

1/7 24     Gray Whales

1/6 48     Gray Whales
  40   Risso's Dolphins

1/5 p.m. 15     Gray Whales

1/5 a.m. 18     Gray Whales

1/4 p.m. 21     Gray Whales

1/4 a.m. 10     Gray Whales

1/3 p.m. 9     Gray Whales

1/3 a.m. 18     Gray Whales
  200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  2500   Long Beaked Common Dolphins *

1/2 p.m. 10     Gray Whales
  200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/2 a.m. 6     Gray Whales
  20     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/1 p.m. 8     Gray Whales

1/1 a.m. 4     Gray Whales



Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by J. Aliotti, R. Aliotti, B. Cutting, T. Lorenz, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Munro, H. Neece, L. Oliver, D. Riens, J. Williamson.


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



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