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

April 1-30, 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)

4/30     Humpback Whales
  1600     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/29     Humpback Whales
  12      Killer Whales (transient type - predation on gray whale)
  10      Killer Whales * (transient type - predation on gray whale)

4/28     Humpback Whales
  22      Killer Whales (transient type - predation on harbor porpoise)

4/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/27 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type - gray whale predation)

4/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type - gray whale predation)

4/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins *

4/23 p.m. 16      Killer Whales (transient type - gray whale predation)

4/23 a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/22 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  17      Killer Whales * (transient type - gray whale predation)

4/21 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales

4/21 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  700     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

4/20     Humpback Whales
  22      Killer Whales (transients)

4/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  21      Killer Whales

4/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  21      Killer Whales (transients)
  25      Risso's Dolphins *

4/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  13      Killer Whales

4/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  13      Killer Whales (transients - predation on gray whale)

4/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transients - predation on gray whale)

4/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transients)

4/17 early a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transients)

4/16 p.m.     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transients)

4/16 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  300     Long beaked Common Dolphins

4/15 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/15 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transients)

4/14 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/14 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins *
      Humpback Whales *

4/13 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales *

4/13 a.m. 18      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on gray whale)

4/12 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale *

4/12 a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/11 p.m.     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

4/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

4/10 p.m.     Gray Whales

4/10 a.m. 40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

4/9 p.m.     Gray Whales

4/9 a.m.     Gray Whale
      Humpback Whales

4/8 p.m.     Gray Whale

4/8 a.m. 10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins

4/7     Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

4/6 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/6 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/5     Gray Whales
    6    Harbor Porpoise

4/4 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales

4/4 a.m.     Gray Whales

4/3 p.m.     Gray Whales
    5    Killer Whales

4/3 a.m.     Gray Whales

4/3 early a.m. 5     Killer Whales

4/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/1     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whales



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