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

August 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)

8/31     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)

8/30     Humpback Whale
   2      Blue Whales
   40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/29     Humpback Whales
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
    800      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  1500      Risso's Dolphins

8/28 p.m.     Blue Whale
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales
    850      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/27 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   210      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

8/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales
    500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   35      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
    30      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/24 29      Humpback Whales
  8-hr     Killer Whales (transient type)
  special  1      Minke Whale
  charter  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
    400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
    30      Short-beaked Common Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Fur Seals

8/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales
    400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/24 a.m.     Friendly Humpback Whales
  10      Humpback Whales
    400      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/23 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/23 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)

8/22 p.m.   2000      Long-beaked Common Dolphins

8/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whale (transient type, predation on elephant seal)

8/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

8/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   35      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/19 p.m.     Blue Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/19 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  25      Risso's Dolphins

8/18 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)

8/18 a.m.     Blue Whales
  130      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/17 p.m.     Humpback Whale
   2      Blue Whales
   125      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  150      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

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

8/16 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  70      Risso's Dolphins

8/16 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  220      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/15 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
   3      Blue Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
   1      Minke Whale
   35      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/15 a.m. 23      Humpback Whales
   6      Blue Whales
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

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

8/14 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales
   50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  630      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  11      Dall's Porpoise
      Elephant Seal

8/13 p.m.     Humpback Whale
   2      Blue Whales
      Killer Whale (transient type, predation on elephant seal)
      Killer Whale (transient type)

8/13 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales
      Killer Whale (transient type)
   1      Minke Whale
   250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/12 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales

8/12 a.m.     Blue Whales
      Killer Whale (transient type)
  475      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/11 p.m.     Blue Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

8/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   6      Blue Whales
   25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
      Mako Sharks

8/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   3      Blue Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

8/10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   3      Blue Whales
      Killer Whale (transient type)
  65      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seal
      Basking Shark

8/9 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales
   400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seals

8/8 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
   3      Blue Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Fur Seals

8/8 a.m. 13      Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales
      Killer Whale (transient type)
  18      Risso's Dolphins
      Elephant Seals

8/7 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

8/7 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   3      Blue Whales
   400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  525      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise
      Northern Fur Seal

8/6 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
   1      Blue Whale
  15      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Fur Seal

8/6 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
   350      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  325      Risso's Dolphins

8/5 p.m.     Humpback Whales

8/5 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   8      Blue Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

8/4 p.m.     Blue Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins
      Elephant Seal

8/4 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  10      Dall's Porpoise

8/3 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

8/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on elephant seal)

8/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/1 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

8/1 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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