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

August 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)

8/31 p.m. 8     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  1     Tufted Puffin

8/31 a.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  9     Blue Whales
  13   Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/30 p.m. 20     Blue Whales

8/30 a.m. 32     Blue Whales
  35     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300   Risso's Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/29 p.m. 30     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale

8/29 a.m. 4     Humpback Whales
  35     Blue Whales
  1     Elephant Seal

8/28 p.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  15     Blue Whales

8/28 a.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  17     Blue Whales
  40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/27 1     Humpback Whale
  28     Blue Whales
  14     Killer Whales

8/26 p.m. 16     Blue Whales
  75     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/26 a.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  24     Blue Whales

8/25 p.m. 18     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/25 a.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  25     Blue Whales
  2     Fin Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/24 p.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  22     Blue Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/24 a.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  26     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  45     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/23 p.m. 20     Blue Whales
  10      Dall's Porpoise

8/23 a.m. 24     Blue Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  1     Fin Whale
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  30   Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  14      Dall's Porpoise

8/22 p.m. 24     Blue Whales
  3     Fin Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/22 a.m. 8     Humpback Whales
  36     Blue Whales
  2     Fin Whales
  35     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  13      Dall's Porpoise
  12      Harbor Porpoise
  1     Elephant Seal

8/21 p.m. 15     Blue Whales
  3     Fin Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/21 a.m. 24     Blue Whales
  5     Fin Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  25   Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/20 p.m. 4     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  15   Risso's Dolphins

8/20 a.m. 4     Humpback Whales
  14     Blue Whales
  6     Fin Whales
  1     Minke Whale
      Dall's Porpoise

8/19 p.m. 10     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales

8/19 a.m. 4     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500   Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  400   Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/18 p.m. 12     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/18 a.m. 25     Humpback Whales
  10     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  350     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  450   Risso's Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/17 p.m. 22     Humpback Whale
  8     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale

8/17 a.m. 28     Humpback Whale
  8     Blue Whales
  4     Fin Whales
  30   Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/16 p.m. 23     Humpback Whale
  25     Blue Whales
  12     Fin Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20   Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/16 a.m. 28     Humpback Whale
  30     Blue Whales
  15     Fin Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50   Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/15 1     Humpback Whale
  13     Blue Whales
  2     Fin Whales
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/14 4     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales
  1000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400   Common Dolphins
  200   Risso's Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/13 8     Humpback Whales
  20     Blue Whales
  300   Common Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/12 8     Humpback Whales
  7     Blue Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/11 6     Humpback Whales
  7     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/10 12     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales
  900     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/9 5     Humpback Whales
  27     Blue Whales
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  15     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/8 32     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/7 25     Humpback Whales
  30     Blue Whales

8/6 p.m. 15     Humpback Whales
  26     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/6 a.m. 15     Humpback Whales
  26     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/5 20     Humpback Whales
  7     Blue Whales
  600     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800   Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/4 8     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales
  3     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/3 10     Humpback Whales
  7     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300   Risso's Dolphins

8/2 13     Humpback Whales
  13     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300   Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/1 25     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  5     Bottlenose Dolphins



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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