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

December 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)

12/31 p.m. 11      Gray Whales

12/31 a.m.     Gray Whales
  220      Risso's Dolphins

12/30       No trip - Poor weather

12/29 p.m. 18      Gray Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  160      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/29 a.m. 16      Gray Whales
  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins

12/28 p.m. 14      Gray Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins

12/28 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Minke Whales
  180      Risso's Dolphins

12/27       No trip - Poor weather

12/26 p.m. 11      Gray Whales

12/26 a.m. 15      Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale
  250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
      Minke Whale *

12/25       No trip - Christmas holiday

12/24 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
  250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2200      Risso's Dolphins
  75      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/24 a.m. 10      Gray Whales
  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2800      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Humpback Whales *

12/23 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
  100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/23 a.m.     Gray Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins
  75      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/22 p.m.     Gray Whales
  45      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

12/22 a.m.     Gray Whales
  60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  130      Risso's Dolphins

12/21 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
  850      Risso's Dolphins

12/21 a.m. 16      Gray Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins

12/20     Gray Whales
  85      Risso's Dolphins

12/19 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
  1100      Risso's Dolphins
  75      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/19 a.m.     Gray Whales
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/18 p.m.     Gray Whales
  800      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1830      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/18 a.m.     Gray Whales
  1200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/14     Gray Whales
  650      Risso's Dolphins

12/13     Gray Whales
  10      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  6000      Risso's Dolphins

12/12     Gray Whales
  10      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/11 p.m. 70      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/11 a.m. 75      Risso's Dolphins

12/10 26      Dall's Porpoise

12/9 24      Dall's Porpoise

12/8       No trip

12/7       No trip

12/6     Humpback Whales
  175      Risso's Dolphins
  12      Dall's Porpoise
      Gray Whales *

12/5       No trip due to weather

12/4     Gray Whale

12/3       No trip

12/2     Humpback Whale
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

12/1     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise



Sightings map is not available for this month.


Copyright © 2005 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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