Map of Marine Mammal Sightings in the Monterey Bay Region
compiled by Richard Ternullo
The Gray Whale northbound migration has been at its peak and will slowly decline in numbers. The movement of mothers and calves will occur with sightings close to shore and along kelp beds. They can be seen from shore sites such as Pt. Lobos. This is the season to be looking for predation events by Killer Whales.
Humpback Whales are making their way into Monterey Bay and will become the dominant baleen whale by the end of April.
Click for March 2002 daily sightings list (corresponding to map above).
The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 3/1/02 to 3/31/02.
Sightings reported by G. Fisher, J. Klusemire, T. Lorenz, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, Southwest Fisheries Center, H. Tiura, L. Oliver, M. Ricketts, B. Weed, W. Williamson, unknown observer.
Copyright © 2002 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.
Last updated April 5, 2002