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

June 26 - July 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)

7/25 23     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   1     Fin Whale
   2     Minke Whales
   520     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   1200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   16     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

7/24 600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/23 60     Humpback Whales
   30     Blue Whales
   2     Fin Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   20     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   15     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal

7/22 35     Humpback Whales
   10     Blue Whales
   150     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   12     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal
   1     Northern Fur Seal

7/21 45     Humpback Whales
   6     Blue Whales
   1     Fin Whale
   2     Minke Whales
   15     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   30     Common Dolphins
   12     Dall's Porpoise
   8     Harbor Porpoise

7/20 25     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   15     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise
   10     Harbor Porpoise

7/19 22     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   150     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise
   4     Harbor Porpoise

7/16 6     Humpback Whales
   160     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   12     Common Dolphins
   2     Dall's Porpoise

7/14 10     Humpback Whales
   400     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   4     Harbor Porpoise

7/12 7     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   1     Minke Whale
   10     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

7/5 14     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   250     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

7/3 11     Humpback Whales
   80     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   260     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

6/30 6     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   8     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   250     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

6/29 1     Killer Whale

6/27 6     Humpback Whales
   50     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   250     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by B. Cutter, B. Krebs, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, Oceanic Society Expeditions, L. Oliver, Shearwater Journeys, R. Ternullo, 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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