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

September 1-30, 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)

9/30 7     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/29 13     Blue Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/28 p.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  11     Blue Whales

9/28 a.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  10     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  450   Risso's Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/27 p.m. 1     Blue Whales
  5     Killer Whales

9/27 a.m. 6     Humpback Whale
  13     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/26 p.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  11     Blue Whales
  2     Minke Whales

9/26 a.m. 18     Blue Whales

9/25 p.m. 12     Blue Whales
  75     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/25 a.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  16     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/24 2     Humpback Whales
  25     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/23 1     Humpback Whale
  20     Blue Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40   Risso's Dolphins

9/22 22     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/21 20     Blue Whales
  100   Risso's Dolphins

9/20 1     Humpback Whale
  20     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/19 1     Humpback Whale
  31     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/18 5     Humpback Whales
  30     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/14 p.m. 7     Blue Whales

9/14 a.m. 7     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales

9/13 p.m. 13     Blue Whales

9/13 a.m. 22     Blue Whales

9/12 24     Blue Whales
  2     Fin Whales

9/11 2     Humpback Whales
  25     Blue Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/10 36     Blue Whales
  3     Fin Whales
  20      Dall's Porpoise

9/9 28     Blue Whales
  100   Risso's Dolphins

9/8 38     Blue Whales
  130     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150   Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/7 p.m. 34     Blue Whales
  10   Risso's Dolphins
  1     Elephant Seal

9/7 a.m. 48     Blue Whales
  6     Killer Whales
  12     Fin Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

9/6 p.m. 35     Blue Whales
  5     Fin Whales

9/6 a.m. 55     Blue Whales
  22     Fin Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  40   Risso's Dolphins
  15      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

9/5 p.m. 27     Blue Whales
  7     Fin Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  65   Risso's Dolphins

9/5 a.m. 45     Blue Whales
  13     Fin Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250   Risso's Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  35      Dall's Porpoise
  1     Elephant Seal

9/4 p.m. 10     Blue Whales
  8     Fin Whales

9/4 a.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  10     Blue Whales
  8     Fin Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2   Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  20   Risso's Dolphins
  16      Dall's Porpoise

9/3 14     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales

9/2 13     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales

9/1 p.m. 15     Blue Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

9/1 a.m. 13     Blue Whales
  2     Fin Whales
  1     Minke Whale
      Harbor Porpoise
      Leatherback Sea Turtle



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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