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

September 1 - September 30, 2000
compiled by Richard Ternullo

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Marine Mammal Sightings Map (20K)

Note: Numerous California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters are seen on all trips, and are not plotted on the chart.


This has been one of the most consistent years to see Blue Whales on Monterey Bay. Sightings have been daily and there seem to be indications krill are still abundant, suggesting sightings might remain strong. Humpback Whales are dispersed and irregular but are seen often.

Dolphin are abundant and on fortunate days four species are sighted. As is usual for this time of year the diversity of species is high.

Click for September 2000 daily sightings list (corresponding to map above).

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 9/1/00 to 9/30/00.

Sightings reported by N. Black, B. Cutter, D. Davi, N. Lemon, T. Lorenz, B. Lucas, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, M. Radakovitch, Oceanic Society Expeditions, L. Oliver, R. Ortiz, H. R/V John H. Martin, R/V Pt. Sur, H. Tiura, J. Williamson.

Copyright © 2000 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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