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

April 1 - April 30, 2000
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)

4/30 25     Humpback Whales
   600     Risso's Dolphins
   350     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/29 32     Humpback Whales
   600     Risso's Dolphins
   610     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/27 18     Humpback Whales
   250     Risso's Dolphins
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/26 15     Humpback Whales
   4     Gray Whales
   1000     Risso's Dolphins
   700     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/25 14     Humpback Whales
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

4/24 12     Humpback Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   1     Minke Whale
   700     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/23 2     Gray Whales

4/22 3     Gray Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   55     Risso's Dolphins
   6     Harbor Porpoise

4/21 3     Gray Whales
   8     Risso's Dolphins

4/20 4     Humpback Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   660     Risso's Dolphins
   600     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   6     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/19 5     Gray Whales
   1     Humpback Whale
   260     Risso's Dolphins
   250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/18 8     Gray Whales
   12     Killer Whales
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   3000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/17 3     Gray Whales
   300     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/16 2     Gray Whales
   3     Humpback Whales
   10     Risso's Dolphins
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise

4/15 4     Gray Whales
   4     Humpback Whales
   300     Risso's Dolphins
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/14 3     Gray Whales
   1     Humpback Whale
   220     Risso's Dolphins
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise

4/13 2     Gray Whales
   4     Humpback Whales
   2500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/12 3     Gray Whales
   1     Humpback Whale
   1     Fin Whale?
   55     Risso's Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

4/11 3     Gray Whales
   3     Humpback Whales

4/10 4     Killer Whales
   75     Risso's Dolphins
   1500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/9 7     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2     Humpback Whales
   4     Killer Whales
   500     Risso's Dolphins
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

4/8 15     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2     Humpback Whales
   50     Risso's Dolphins

4/7 5     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   4     Killer Whales
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   500     Long beaked Common Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

4/6 7     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   2     Humpback Whales
   12     Killer Whales
   200     Risso's Dolphins
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1     Northern Fur Seal

4/5 10     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   50     Risso's Dolphins

4/4 8     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   100     Risso's Dolphins

4/3 9     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   50     Risso's Dolphins

4/2 26     Gray Whales (3 trips)
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   8     Bottlenose Dolphins

4/1 37     Gray Whales (3 trips)
   150     Risso's Dolphins
   8     Harbor Porpoise

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by Eco Scan, D. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, National Geographic, J. Williamson, T. Zoliniack.

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

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