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

October 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)

10/31     Humpback Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

10/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/30 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

10/29 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/29 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  170      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/28 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  70      Risso's Dolphins
      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Friendly Humpback Whale

10/27 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales

10/26     Humpback Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/25     Humpback Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

10/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/24 a.m.     Humpback Whales

10/23     Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

10/22 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/22 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

10/21       Poor weather
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

10/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales

10/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/19 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

10/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales

10/17 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/17 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

10/16 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/16 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

10/15     Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/14 p.m.     Friendly Humpback Whale

10/14 a.m.       Poor weather

10/13 11      Humpback Whales

10/12 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/12 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Friendly Humpback Whale

10/11 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/11 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

10/10 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/10 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Baird's Beaked Whales

10/9 p.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

10/9 a.m. 20      Humpback Whales
   5    Killer Whales
  50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

10/8     Humpback Whales

10/7 p.m.     Humpback Whales

10/7 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/6     Humpback Whales
  150      Risso's Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

10/5 15      Humpback Whales

10/4 14      Humpback Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins

10/3 16      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

10/2 17      Humpback Whales

       
10/1 p.m.     Humpback Whales
      Bottlenose Dolphins

10/1 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise



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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