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

September 1-30, 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)

9/30     Humpback Whales

9/29 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

9/29 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales

9/28     Humpback Whales
  12      Harbor Porpoise

9/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/27 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  80      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

9/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

9/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200      Risso's Dolphins

9/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/24 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/23     Humpback Whales

9/22 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales

9/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales

9/19     Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

9/18     Humpback Whales

9/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales

9/16     Humpback Whales
   5    Killer Whales

9/15 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales

9/15 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
   1    Minke Whale

9/14 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/14 a.m.     Humpback Whales

9/13     Humpback Whales
   3      Blue Whales
      Killer Whales
    12      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/12 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/12 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   2    Blue Whales

9/11 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   3    Blue Whales

9/10     Humpback Whales
   2      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/9 p.m.  3    Blue Whales
    500      Long-beaked Common Dolphins
    2      Bottlenose Dolphins
    2      Harbor Porpoise

9/9 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   3      Blue Whales
   20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/8     Humpback Whales

9/7     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)

9/6     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales

9/5 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/5 a.m. 500      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/4     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on pinniped)
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500      Risso's Dolphins
  450      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/3 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/3 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Mako shark eating a harbor seal

9/2 p.m.     Humpback Whales

9/2 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

9/1 p.m.     Blue Whales
  65      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

9/1 a.m.     Humpback Whales
   2      Blue Whales
  10      Killer Whales (transient type)



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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