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

January 1-31, 2005
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)

1/31 15      Gray Whales

1/30 p.m. 16      Gray Whales
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/30 a.m. 22      Gray Whales
  15      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins

1/30 early 32      Gray Whales
morning 76      Risso's Dolphins

1/29 p.m.     Gray Whales
  140      Risso's Dolphins

1/29 a.m. 28      Gray Whales
  180      Risso's Dolphins

1/29 early 24      Gray Whales
morning      

1/28 12      Gray Whales

1/27 16      Gray Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

1/26       No trip - Poor weather

1/25 21      Gray Whales

1/24 p.m. 17      Gray Whales

1/24 a.m. 28      Gray Whales
  450      Risso's Dolphins

1/23 p.m. 20      Gray Whales
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins

1/23 a.m. 25      Gray Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Bottlenose Dolphins

1/23 early 22      Gray Whales
morning 30      Risso's Dolphins

1/22 p.m. 28      Gray Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

1/22 a.m. 18      Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

1/22 early 22      Gray Whales
morning 125      Risso's Dolphins

1/21 p.m. 18      Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

1/21 a.m. 14      Gray Whales
  85      Risso's Dolphins

1/20 p.m. 16      Gray Whales

1/20 a.m. 38      Gray Whales
  375      Risso's Dolphins

1/19 p.m. 35      Gray Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whale *

1/19 a.m. 21      Gray Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins

1/18 p.m. 22      Gray Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

1/18 a.m. 16      Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

1/17 p.m. 32      Gray Whales
  125      Risso's Dolphins

1/17 a.m. 38      Gray Whales
  180      Risso's Dolphins

1/17 early 37      Gray Whales
morning 25      Risso's Dolphins

1/16 p.m. 40      Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

1/16 a.m. 33      Gray Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

1/16 early
morning
46      Gray Whales

1/15 p.m. 44      Gray Whales
  35      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  180      Risso's Dolphins

1/15 a.m. 32      Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

1/15 early
morning
47      Gray Whales

1/14 p.m. 23      Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

1/14 a.m. 22      Gray Whales
  210      Risso's Dolphins

1/13 28      Gray Whales

1/12 p.m. 22      Gray Whales
  1200      Risso's Dolphins

1/12 a.m. 14      Gray Whales
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  26      Bottlenose Dolphins

1/11       No trip - Poor weather

1/10 16      Gray Whales
  1300      Risso's Dolphins
  700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  11      Dall's Porpoise

1/9 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

1/9 a.m. 18      Gray Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

1/8     Gray Whales

1/7       No trip - Poor weather

1/6 15      Gray Whales
  22      Dall's Porpoise

1/5 p.m. 18      Gray Whales

1/5 a.m. 16      Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500      Risso's Dolphins
  130      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/4 10      Gray Whales
  65      Risso's Dolphins

1/3 18      Gray Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  850      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/2 p.m. 13      Gray Whales

1/2 a.m. 17      Gray Whales

1/2 early
morning
14      Gray Whales

1/1 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
  30      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  45      Risso's Dolphins

1/1 a.m. 11      Gray Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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