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

December 1 - December 31, 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)

12/31 10     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

12/30 16     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/29 22     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   15     Killer Whales
   1300     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/28 11     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   2     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

12/27 9     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   3500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   10     Risso's Dolphins

12/26 21     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   1800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/24 8     Gray Whales (1 trip)

12/23 10     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   2200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

12/22 6     Gray Whales (1 trip)

12/21 3     Harbor Porpoise

12/18 4     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   2800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise

12/17 3     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins

12/12 15     Common Dolphin sp.
   170     Risso's Dolphins
   1000     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

12/10 1000     Common Dolphin sp.

12/5    9     Gray Whales
   6     Dall's Porpoise

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by N. Black, G. Fisher, J. Jones, T. Kieckhefer, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, S. Munro, H. Neece, R. Ortiz, P. Sammett, M. Ricketts, R/V Pt. Lobos, Shearwater Journeys, J. Wettle, J. Williamson.

Copyright © 1999 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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