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

March 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)

3/31     Gray Whales

3/30       Poor weather

3/29 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/29 a.m. 12     Gray Whales
    80    Risso's Dolphins

3/28 p.m. 13      Gray Whales

3/28 a.m.     Gray Whales

3/27 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/27 a.m. 13     Gray Whales
    75    Risso's Dolphins

3/27 early a.m. 18     Gray Whales
  35     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3/26 5     Gray Whales
  200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

3/25 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/25 a.m. 14     Gray Whales
    450    Risso's Dolphins

3/24 p.m. 32     Gray Whales
  25     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/24 a.m. 12     Gray Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/23 8     Gray Whales
  35     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3/22 9     Gray Whales
  500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

3/21 p.m. 25      Gray Whales
    1    Killer Whale *

3/21 a.m. 28      Gray Whales
    70    Risso's Dolphins

3/20 p.m. 22      Gray Whales

3/20 a.m. 17      Gray Whales

3/20 early a.m.     Gray Whales

3/19 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
    20    Risso's Dolphins

3/19 a.m. 9     Gray Whales
    75    Risso's Dolphins

3/18     Gray Whales

3/17 p.m. 23     Gray Whales
  5     Dall's Porpoise

3/17 a.m. 21     Gray Whales
  1000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/16 p.m. 10      Gray Whales

3/16 a.m. 12     Gray Whales
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3/15 p.m. 14      Gray Whales

3/15 a.m. 12     Gray Whales
  200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
    20    Risso's Dolphins

3/14 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/14 a.m. 7     Gray Whales
  40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3/13 p.m. 14      Gray Whales

3/13 a.m. 16      Gray Whales

3/13 early a.m. 18      Gray Whales

3/12 p.m. 28      Gray Whales

3/12 a.m. 22      Gray Whales

3/11 12      Gray Whales

3/10 13      Gray Whales

3/9 p.m. 19      Gray Whales

3/9 a.m. 17      Gray Whales

3/8 p.m. 28     Gray Whales
   2     Killer Whales (transient type)

3/8 a.m. 23     Gray Whales
   1     Humpback Whales

3/7 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/7 a.m. 15     Gray Whales
   7     Killer Whales (transient type)

3/6 6     Gray Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3/5       No trip - weather

3/4     Gray Whales
    12    Risso's Dolphins

3/3 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/3 a.m. 14      Gray Whales
    25    Risso's Dolphins

3/2 14     Gray Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3/1       Poor weather



Sightings map is not available for this month.


Copyright © 2004 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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