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

May 1-31, 2007
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 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/31 a.m. 27      Humpback Whales
   400      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  75      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  12      Harbor Porpoise

5/30  30      Humpback Whales

5/29  17      Humpback Whales

5/28 p.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  30      Harbor Porpoise

5/28 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/27 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/27 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
   100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/26 p.m.  12      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, friendly)

5/26 a.m.  16      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, friendly)
   200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/25 p.m.  14      Humpback Whales

5/25 a.m.  26      Humpback Whales

5/24 p.m.  15      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, friendly)

5/24 a.m.  23      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding, friendly)
   350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

5/23 p.m.  12      Humpback Whales

5/23 a.m.  42      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)
   350      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/22 p.m.  15      Humpback Whales

5/22 a.m.  40      Humpback Whales
   450      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/21 p.m.  10      Humpback Whales

5/21 a.m.  30      Humpback Whales (lunge feeding)
   100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/20 35      Humpback Whales (60-80 in area)
  75      Risso's Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

5/19  35      Humpback Whales
   2200      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  45      Risso's Dolphins

5/18 p.m.  10      Humpback Whales

5/18 a.m.  32      Humpback Whales
   3000      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/17 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/17 a.m.  14      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

5/16      Humpback Whales

5/15  14      Humpback Whales

5/14 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/14 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
   600      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/13 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/13 a.m.      Humpback Whales
      Gray Whales

5/12 10      Killer Whales (transient type)

5/12 p.m.      Humpback Whales

5/11 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

5/10 12      Humpback Whales
   60      Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/9     Humpback Whales
      Harbor Porpoise

5/8 p.m.  12      Humpback Whales

5/8 a.m. 14      Humpback Whales
  10      Dall's Porpoise

5/7 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins

5/7 a.m.     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales

5/6 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on gray whale)

5/6 a.m. 12      Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales

5/5       Humpback Whales

5/4   20      Humpback Whales

5/3 p.m. 11      Humpback Whales
   100      Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/3 a.m.       Humpback Whales

5/2 12      Humpback Whales

5/1 p.m.     Humpback Whales

5/1 a.m.   14      Humpback Whales


Sightings map is not available for this month.


Copyright © 2007 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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