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

July 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)

7/31 p.m.     Blue Whales
  12      Humpback Whales
  700      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/31 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  550      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/30 p.m.     Blue Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/30 a.m.     Blue Whales
  15      Dall's Porpoise

7/29 p.m.     Blue Whale
      "Friendly" Humpback Whale
  15      Dall's Porpoise

7/29 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Minke Whale
  15      Dall's Porpoise

7/28 p.m.     Blue Whales

7/28 a.m.     Blue Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  25      Dall's Porpoise

7/27 p.m.     Blue Whales
      Fin Whale
  25      Risso's Dolphins

7/27 a.m.     Blue Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

7/26     Blue Whale
      Humpback Whale
  800      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/25 p.m. 10      Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales

7/25 a.m.     Blue Whales
  10      Humpback Whales
  15      Dall's Porpoise

7/24 p.m.     Blue Whales

7/24 a.m.     Blue Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/23     Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Great White Shark

7/22     Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  12      Dall's Porpoise

7/21     Humpback Whale
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

7/20     Humpback Whales

7/19 p.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales

7/19 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

7/18 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales

7/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/17 p.m.     Blue Whale
      Humpback Whales

7/17 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins
  1600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/16 450    Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/15     Humpback Whales
  175      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  22      Dall's Porpoise

7/14     Humpback Whales
  35      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  120      Risso's Dolphins

7/13     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  20      Dall's Porpoise

7/12     Humpback Whales

7/11     Humpback Whales
  12      Risso's Dolphins

7/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/10 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
  24      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/8     Humpback Whales with 1 calf

7/7 p.m.     Blue Whales

7/7 a.m.     Blue Whale
      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

7/6 p.m.     Humpback Whale

7/6 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whale
      Risso's Dolphins
  12      Harbor Porpoise

7/5 p.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whale

7/5 a.m. 12      Blue Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/4     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/3 p.m.     Blue Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/3 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale (rare sighting)

7/2 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

7/2 a.m.     Blue Whales
  90      Risso's Dolphins

7/1 10      Blue Whales
  15      Humpback Whales
  20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  90      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale 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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