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

May 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)

5/31 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/31 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales

5/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/30 a.m.     Humpback Whales

5/29 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/29 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales

5/28     Humpback Whales
  350     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/27     Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales

5/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Fin Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

5/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/25 a.m. 12      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins

5/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  600      Risso's Dolphins

5/24 a.m. 13      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins

5/23 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/23 a.m. 14      Blue Whales
  4     Humpback Whales

5/22 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/22 a.m.     Blue Whales
  2     Humpback Whales
      Leatherback Turtle

5/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

5/20 14      Blue Whales
  3     Humpback Whales
  175      Risso's Dolphins

5/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales

5/18     Humpback Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins

5/17     Humpback Whales
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  15     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/16     Humpback Whales

5/15     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/14     Humpback Whales
  14      Killer Whales (transient type - predation on gray whale)

5/13     Humpback Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10      Killer Whales * (transient type)

5/12     Humpback Whales
  16      Killer Whales (transient type - predation on gray whale)

5/11       No trip - Poor weather

5/10     Humpback Whales

5/9     Humpback Whales
  16      Killer Whales (transient type - predation on gray whale)

5/8 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/8 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  18      Killer Whales (transient type - predation on gray whale)

5/7 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   200      Risso's Dolphins
      Killer Whales * (transient type)

5/7 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/6 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/6 a.m.     Humpback Whales

5/5     Humpback Whales

5/4     Humpback Whales

5/3       Poor weather

5/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales *

5/1 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/1 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Killer Whales (transient type)
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins



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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