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

September 1 - September 30, 1999
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)

9/30 14     Humpback Whales
   25     Dall's Porpoise

9/28 8     Humpback Whales

9/26 7     Humpback Whales
   525     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/24 10     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale

9/23 9     Humpback Whales
   15     Baird's Beaked Whales
   520     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   700     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/22 3     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   23     Dall's Porpoise

9/21 8     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   225     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   15     Dall's Porpoise

9/20 5     Humpback Whales
   1     Sperm Whale
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1000     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

9/19 1     Blue Whale
   5     Baird's Beaked Whales
   20     Risso's Dolphins

9/18 9     Humpback Whales
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

9/17 12     Killer Whales

9/16 6     Humpback Whales
   550     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   150     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

9/15 1     Blue Whale

9/14 19     Humpback Whales
   10     Killer Whales
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Risso's Dolphins
   2     Dall's Porpoise

9/13 1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

9/12 8     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   7     Dall's Porpoise

9/9 34     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   12     Killer Whales
   320     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   30     Risso's Dolphins
   33     Dall's Porpoise

9/8 15     Baird's Beaked Whales

9/7 7     Humpback Whales
   8     Killer Whales
   170     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   34     Dall's Porpoise

9/6 5     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   7     Baird's Beaked Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/5 1     Humpback Whale
   1     Sperm Whale
   1     Minke Whale
   1     Leatherback Turtle

9/4 13     Humpback Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   1000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal

9/3 1     Minke Whale

9/2 7     Humpback Whales
   1     Sperm Whale
   4     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Leatherback Turtle

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by A. Andressen, D. Frank, T. Jones, T. Kieckhefer, N. Lemon, T. Lorenze, B. Lucas, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, Monterey Bay Pelagics, H. Neece, L. Oliver, Oceanic Society Expeditions, Shearwater Journeys, R. Ternullo, J. Williamson, T. Zoliniack.

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

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