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

May 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)

5/31     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whale
   50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Humpback Whales *

5/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

5/30 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
   500      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

5/29 p.m.  15      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/29 a.m.     Fin Whales
   200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  65      Risso's Dolphins

5/28 p.m.     Dall's Porpoise

5/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

5/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/27 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
   700      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/26     Humpback Whales
   20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

5/25     Humpback Whale
  65      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

5/24     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

5/23 11      Humpback Whales
   1500      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/22     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
   50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

5/21     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  900      Risso's Dolphins
  125      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/20     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on elephant seal)
      Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/19     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales

5/18     Humpback Whales
  18      Risso's Dolphins

5/17     Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

5/16     Humpback Whale
  20      Risso's Dolphins

5/15 p.m.  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  70      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/14 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Baird's Beaked Whales
   60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins

5/13     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
   150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  650      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/12     Humpback Whales
   250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/11     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

5/10     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type) *

5/9     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/8 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/8 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  650      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

5/7 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/7 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins *

5/6 p.m.  400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/6 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
   1000      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

5/5     Humpback Whales
  80      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Harbor Porpoise

5/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

5/4 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Killer Whales (transient type) *

5/3     Humpback Whales
  10      Killer Whales (transient type)

5/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  70      Risso's Dolphins

5/2 a.m. 17      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise
      Gray Whales *

5/1 p.m. 22      Killer Whales (transient type)
  34      Killer Whales (predation on Gray Whale, evening) *

5/1 a.m. 34      Killer Whales (transient type)



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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