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

May 1 - May 31, 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)

5/30 22     Humpback Whales

5/29 60     Humpback Whales

5/28 65     Humpback Whales
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   75     Risso's Dolphins
   4     Harbor Porpoise

5/27 55     Humpback Whales
   4     Killer Whales
   2500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   500     Risso's Dolphins

5/25 90     Humpback Whales
   1     Blue Whale
   2000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   25     Risso's Dolphins

5/23 85     Humpback Whales
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1     Basking Shark

5/21 52     Humpback Whales
   10     Killer Whales
   2     Gray Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

5/20 48     Humpback Whales

5/19 10     Killer Whales
   18     Dall's Porpoise
   7     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal
   2     Northern Fur Seals

5/18 58     Humpback Whales
   1500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   3     Dall's Porpoise

5/16 45     Humpback Whales
   2     Killer Whales
   20     Risso's Dolphins

5/15 65     Humpback Whales
   600     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/14 130     Humpback Whales
   1800     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/13 55     Humpback Whales
   600     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/12 40     Humpback Whales
   1     Killer Whale
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   4     Harbor Porpoise

5/11 36     Humpback Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   50     Harbor Porpoise

5/10 38     Humpback Whales
   3     Killer Whales

5/9 45     Humpback Whales
   40     Risso's Dolphins
   2500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

5/8 35     Humpback Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   180     Risso's Dolphins
   80     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   65     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise

5/7 40     Humpback Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   95     Risso's Dolphins
   2300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

5/6 55     Humpback Whales
   65     Risso's Dolphins
   2000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/5 50     Humpback Whales

5/4 42     Humpback Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/3 47     Humpback Whales
   700     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/2 35     Humpback Whales
   150     Risso's Dolphins

5/1 45     Humpback Whales
   600     Risso's Dolphins
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by M. Baxter, D. Davi, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, Louie, L. Oliver, R/V John H. Martin, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, National Geographic, Shearwater Journeys, R. Ternullo.

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

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