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

July 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)

7/31 30     Humpback Whales
  30     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  5     Dall's Porpoise

7/30 8     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale

7/29 3     Humpback Whales
  9     Blue Whales
  40   Risso's Dolphins

7/28 2     Humpback Whales
  9     Blue Whales
  50   Risso's Dolphins

7/27 8     Humpback Whales
  21     Blue Whales
  2     Minke Whales
  7     Harbor Porpoise

7/26 p.m. 12     Humpback Whales
  25     Blue Whales

7/26 a.m. 13     Humpback Whales
  32     Blue Whales
  75     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/25 3     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/24 6     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales

7/23 8     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  750   Risso's Dolphins
  1000     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  2     Elephant Seals

7/22 2     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800   Risso's Dolphins
  2500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise
  5     Harbor Porpoise

7/21 2     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whales
  40   Risso's Dolphins

7/20 p.m. 17     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales

7/20 a.m. 21     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales
  75   Risso's Dolphins

7/19 p.m. 19     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales

7/19 a.m. 21     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales

7/18 8     Humpback Whales
  9     Blue Whales
  170     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/17 22     Humpback Whales
  14     Blue Whales

7/16 8     Humpback Whales
  9     Blue Whales

7/15 12     Humpback Whales
  10     Blue Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/14 22     Humpback Whales
  18     Blue Whales

7/13 15     Humpback Whales

7/12 p.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales
  10     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

7/12 a.m. 7     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/11 p.m. 1     Blue Whales

7/11 a.m. 12     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/10 2     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  7   Risso's Dolphins

7/9 2     Humpback Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/8 6     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  12   Risso's Dolphins
  150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/7 7     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale *

7/6 8     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales

7/5 1     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/4 4     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/3 20     Humpback Whales
  3     Cuvier's Beaked Whales
  600     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800   Risso's Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/2 1     Humpback Whale
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800   Risso's Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/1 4     Humpback Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  70   Risso's Dolphins
  7     Dall's Porpoise



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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



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