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

August 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)

8/31 Special     Humpback Whales
4-hour 18      Bottlenose Dolphins
charter 15      Harbor Porpoise

8/31 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

8/30 Special 10      Humpback Whales
8-hour     Blue Whales
charter     Minke Whales
      Fin Whale
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Elephant Seal
      Northern Fur Seal

8/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/30 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/29 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/29 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  130      Risso's Dolphins

8/28     Humpback Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

8/27     Humpback Whales
  375      Risso's Dolphins

8/26     Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  900      Risso's Dolphins
  80      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  375      Risso's Dolphins
  18      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Elephant Seals

8/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

8/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/23 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/23 a.m. 24      Humpback Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Elephant Seal
      Northern Fur Seal

8/22 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins

8/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

8/21 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Northern Elephant Seal

8/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

8/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

8/19 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/18 p.m.     Killer Whales

8/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

8/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/16 15      Humpback Whales
      Northern Elephant Seal

8/15 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/15 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  18      Dall's Porpoise

8/14 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/14 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

8/13 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/13 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

8/12 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/12 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/11 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins
  25      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/11 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Friendly Humpback Whale

8/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/9 p.m. 21      Humpback Whales
  10      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins

8/9 a.m. 24      Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  550      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Elephant Seal
      Northern Fur Seal

8/8 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/8 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  450      Long Beaked Common Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/7 30      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Poor weather

8/6 16      Humpback Whales
  90      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  380      Risso's Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/5 26      Humpback Whales
  550      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  175      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Fur Seal

8/4     Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins

8/3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/3 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/2 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/2 a.m. 25      Humpback Whales

8/1 p.m. 15      Humpback Whales

8/1 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  500      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  15      Dall's Porpoise



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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