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

April 26 - May 25, 1998
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. 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)

5/25 15     Humpback Whales
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

5/23 35     Humpback Whales
   600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

5/21 15     Humpback Whales
   75     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   330     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins

5/20 2     Killer Whales

5/19 11     Humpback Whales
   212     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

5/17 19     Humpback Whales
  1     Minke Whale
   300     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

5/16 1     Minke Whale

5/15 22     Humpback Whales
   175     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   6     Bottlenose Dolphins
   10     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

5/14 12     Humpback Whales
   650     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

5/13 2     Fin Whales
   100     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   420     Risso's Dolphins
   50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Elephant Seal

5/12 6     Humpback Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
   150     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

5/11 15     Humpback Whales
   300     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   100     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   30     Risso's Dolphins
   6     Elephant Seals
   1     Northern Fur Seal

5/10 21     Humpback Whales
   180     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   25     Risso's Dolphins
   6     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal
   1     Northern Fur Seal

5/9 8     Humpback Whales
   55     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal

5/8 5     Humpback Whales
   12     Baird's Beaked Whales
   470     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   330     Risso's Dolphins
   50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     Elephant Seal

5/7 20     Humpback Whales
   350     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   100     Risso's Dolphins

5/6 19     Humpback Whales
   265     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   100     Risso's Dolphins

5/5 7     Humpback Whales
   3     Gray Whales
   200     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   55     Risso's Dolphins
   25     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/4 30     Humpback Whales
   2     Gray Whales
   700     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   1025     Risso's Dolphins
   120     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   3     Elephant Seals

5/3 40     Humpback Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
   800     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   700     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/30 6     Humpback Whales
   4     Gray Whales
   50     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   2     Northern Fur Seals
   1     Elephant Seal

4/29 6     Humpback Whales
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   300     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   1     Northern Fur Seal

4/28 6     Humpback Whales
   30     Harbor Porpoise
   2     Elephant Seals

4/27 2     Humpback Whales
   4     Harbor Porpoise
   2     Northern Fur Seals
   1     Elephant Seal

4/26 6     Humpback Whales
   10     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   15     Risso's Dolphins
   4     Northern Fur Seals
   1     Elephant Seal

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by British Broadcasting Corporation, S. Charlyn, EcoScan (B. Van Weneggon), Monterey Bay Whale Watch, National Geographic, L. Oliver, R/V Point Sur, Shearwater Journeys, J. Williamson.

Copyright © 1998 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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