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

July 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)

7/31 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  10      Risso's Dolphins

7/31 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/30 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

7/30 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Cuvier's Beaked Whaless
   20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins

7/29 p.m.     Friendly Humpback Whale
      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  12      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/29 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

7/28 p.m. 27      Humpback Whales
      Fin Whale
  25      Risso's Dolphins

7/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on sea lion)
  30      Risso's Dolphins

7/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/27 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whales
      Minke Whale
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales

7/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Minke Whale
  25      Harbor Porpoise
      Dall's Porpoise

7/25     Humpback Whales
      Elephant Seals

7/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales

7/23 p.m. 20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

7/23 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  18      Risso's Dolphins

7/22 p.m.     Blue Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

7/22 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whales
  70      Risso's Dolphins

7/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
   150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  900      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale

7/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  250      Risso's Dolphins

7/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

7/19 a.m.     Humpback Whale
      Blue Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

7/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

7/18 a.m.     Humpback Whale
   20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/17 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  10      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

7/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise
      Bottlenose Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seal

7/16     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
      Minke Whale
  60      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins
      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/15     Humpback Whales
   100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/14     Humpback Whales

7/13     Humpback Whales

7/12  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  60      Risso's Dolphins

7/11     Humpback Whales

7/10     Humpback Whale
   100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/9     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

7/8     Humpback Whale
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/7     Humpback Whales

7/6     Humpback Whale
   400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/5       Poor weather

7/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/4 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale (predation on sea lion)
   200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seal

7/3 p.m.     Humpback Whales

7/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/2 p.m.     Humpback Whale
  1200      Risso's Dolphins

7/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

7/1 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/1 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  300      Risso's Dolphins



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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