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

August 26 - September 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)

9/25 5     Humpback Whales
   12     Killer Whales
   1400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

9/24 8     Humpback Whales
   6     Blue Whales
   250     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

9/23 25     Humpback Whales
   10     Blue Whales
   2500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   700     Risso's Dolphins
   30     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/22 17     Humpback Whales
   9     Blue Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   12     Baird's Beaked Whales
   150     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   40     Risso's Dolphins
   3     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Harbor Porpoise
   2     Northern Elephant Seals

9/21 32     Humpback Whales
   16     Blue Whales
   10     Baird's Beaked Whales
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

9/20 35     Humpback Whales
   15     Blue Whales
   8     Killer Whales
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal
   2     Northern Fur Seals

9/19 40     Bottlenose Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise

9/18 500     Common Dolphins

9/17 35     Humpback Whales
   15     Blue Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   2200     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   35     Risso's Dolphins

9/16 18     Humpback Whales
   16     Blue Whales
   1     Sperm Whale
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

9/15 24     Humpback Whales
   1     Sperm Whale
   1     North Pacific Right Whale
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   150     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   40     Risso's Dolphins
   3     Dall's Porpoise
   2     Northern Fur Seals

9/14 13     Humpback Whales
   5     Fin Whales
   20     Baird's Beaked Whales
   3400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

9/13 14     Humpback Whales
   200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   100     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

9/12 10     Humpback Whales
   7     Blue Whales
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   32     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
   30     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   245     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Northern Fur Seal

9/10 34     Humpback Whales
   5     Killer Whales
   2500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   350     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   3     Dall's Porpoise

9/8 8     Killer Whales
   50     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

9/7 11     Humpback Whales
   7     Blue Whales
   12     Killer Whales
   700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   30     Risso's Dolphins

9/6 35     Humpback Whales
   8     Killer Whales
   7000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   25     Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
   30     Risso's Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

9/5 30     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   110     Risso's Dolphins
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern fur seal

9/4 2     Humpback Whales
   15     Fin Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   4     Killer Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   108     Risso's Dolphins

9/3 5     Humpback Whales
   9     Killer Whales
   800     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

9/2 6     Humpback Whales
   3     Blue Whales
   800     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

9/1 4     Humpback Whales
   300     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/30 2     Humpback Whales
   5     Killer Whales
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Short Beaked Common Dolphins

8/29 6     Harbor Porpoise

8/27 1     Minke Whale
   1     Northern Fur Seal

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by Cheesemanís Ecology Tours, G. Fisher, N. Lemon, B. Lucas, L. Oliver, Monterey Bay Pelagics, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Munro, H. Neece, Oceanic Society Expeditions, R/V Pt. Lobos, R/V Shana Rae, 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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