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

November 1 - November 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 was an unusual reporting period in that Humpback and Blue Whales were present in relatively large numbers for this time of year. Blue Whales were feeding along canyon edges and Humpback Whales were concentrated off Moss Landing feeding on Northern Anchovy. This pre-migration feeding activity of the Humpback Whales was also associated with "singing", perhaps a warm-up by males before migrating to coastal Mexico.

The biggest news among the toothed whales is the discovery of a recently deceased Short-finned Pilot Whale near Wharf #2.

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

The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 11/1/00 to 11/30/00.

Sightings reported by ACS National (fundraising trip), J. Wetle, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, K. Whitaker, 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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