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

January 1-31, 2004
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. 2     Gray Whales
  120     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600   Risso's Dolphins

1/31 a.m. 6     Gray Whales

1/30 p.m. 12     Gray Whales
  200   Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/30 a.m. 15     Gray Whales
  200   Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/29 p.m. 13     Gray Whales

1/29 a.m. 18     Gray Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500   Risso's Dolphins

1/28 p.m. 15     Gray Whales

1/28 a.m. 48     Gray Whales
  45   Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/27 25     Gray Whales

1/26 p.m. 15     Gray Whales
  25   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  40   Risso's Dolphins

1/26 a.m. 22     Gray Whales

1/25 p.m. 27     Gray Whales

1/25 a.m. 52     Gray Whales
  7     Killer Whales (transient type)
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75   Risso's Dolphins

1/24 p.m. 25     Gray Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

1/24 a.m. 28     Gray Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200   Risso's Dolphins

1/23 12     Gray Whales
  32     Killer Whales (transient type)

1/22 p.m. 17     Gray Whales
  200   Risso's Dolphins

1/22 a.m. 8     Gray Whales
  3     Killer Whales (transient type)
  150   Risso's Dolphins

1/21 p.m. 45     Gray Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200   Risso's Dolphins

1/21 a.m. 38     Gray Whales
  30   Risso's Dolphins

1/20 p.m. 41     Gray Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300   Risso's Dolphins

1/20 a.m. 45     Gray Whales

1/19 28     Gray Whales
  350   Risso's Dolphins

1/18 p.m. 22     Gray Whales
  35   Risso's Dolphins

1/18 a.m. 18     Gray Whales
  40   Risso's Dolphins

1/17 p.m. 23     Gray Whales
  35   Risso's Dolphins

1/17 a.m. 26     Gray Whales
  25   Risso's Dolphins

1/16 25     Gray Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500   Risso's Dolphins
  100   Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/15 p.m. 26     Gray Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20   Risso's Dolphins
  150   Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/15 a.m. 24     Gray Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

1/14 30     Gray Whales
  40   Risso's Dolphins

1/13 p.m. 21     Gray Whales

1/13 a.m. 23     Gray Whales

1/12 p.m. 11     Gray Whales

1/12 a.m. 17     Gray Whales
  600     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400   Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/11 p.m. 16     Gray Whales
  800   Risso's Dolphins

1/11 a.m. 25     Gray Whales
  30   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000   Risso's Dolphins

1/10 p.m. 18     Gray Whales
  75   Risso's Dolphins

1/10 a.m. 16     Gray Whales
  25   Risso's Dolphins

1/9 8     Gray Whales
  500   Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/8 12     Gray Whales
  25   Risso's Dolphins

1/7 11     Gray Whales
  750   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1500   Risso's Dolphins

1/6 p.m. 15     Gray Whales
  700   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2200   Risso's Dolphins

1/6 a.m. 16     Gray Whales
  700   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2200   Risso's Dolphins

1/5 p.m. 9     Gray Whales
  2000   Risso's Dolphins

1/5 a.m. 8     Gray Whales
  25   Risso's Dolphins

1/4 p.m. 21     Gray Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000   Risso's Dolphins

1/4 a.m. 18     Gray Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000   Risso's Dolphins

1/3 p.m. 12     Gray Whales

1/3 a.m. 10     Gray Whales
  35     Killer Whales - offshore type
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

1/2 p.m. 10     Gray Whales
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500   Risso's Dolphins

1/2 a.m. 10     Gray Whales
  75   Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  1500   Risso's Dolphins

1/1       No trips (weather)



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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