Monterey Bay Whale Watch Map of Marine Mammal
Sightings in the Monterey Bay Region
December 1 - December 31, 1998
compiled by Richard Ternullo
Note: Gray Whales were present throughout the area during this reporting period, and are not plotted on the chart. Numerous California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters are seen on all trips, and also are not plotted.
Since their southward migration is underway, Gray Whales are now the most numerous large cetacean. They may be best seen from whalewatching boats or from points along the coast from Pt. Lobos to Hurricane Pt.
Dolphin sightings remain common as we enter winter with Long-beaked Common Dolphin the most frequently observed.
The sightings plotted above were compiled by Richard Ternullo for the period 12/1/98 to 12/31/98.
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.