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

September 1 - September 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. Unusual sightings of other marine animals such as Leatherback Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks are also listed. 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)

9/30 16     Humpback Whales
   4     Blue Whales
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/29 8     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   7     Killer Whales
   10     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   15     Dall's Porpoise

9/28 5     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   7     Killer Whales
   1     Minke Whale
   80     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   30     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   400     Risso's Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   25     Dall's Porpoise

9/27 3     Humpback Whales
   2     Blue Whales
   2     Killer Whales
   100     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise
   13     Harbor Porpoise

9/26 1     Humpback Whale
   11     Blue Whales
   2     Killer Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/25 6     Blue Whales
   250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/24 2     Humpback Whales
   10     Blue Whales
   1     Baird's Beaked Whale
   220     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   110     Risso's Dolphins
   23     Dall's Porpoise

9/23 5     Blue Whales
   2     Fin Whales
   1     Sei Whale (?)
   850     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1020     Risso's Dolphins
   53     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal
   1     Northern Fur Seal

9/22 3     Blue Whales
   1300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   25     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   50     Risso's Dolphins

9/21 23     Blue Whales
   50     Risso's Dolphins
   1     Northern Fur Seal

9/20 25     Blue Whales
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

9/19 30     Blue Whales
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/17 6     Humpback Whales
   17     Blue Whales
   75     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

9/16 14     Blue Whales
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   500     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins

9/15 2     Humpback Whales
   10     Blue Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   400     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

9/14 2     Humpback Whales
   8     Blue Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins
   250     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   8     Dall's Porpoise

9/13 3     Humpback Whales
   20     Blue Whales
   600     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/12 8     Humpback Whales
   18     Blue Whales
   800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   15     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   10     Harbor Porpoise

9/11 22     Blue Whales
   1000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Bottlenose Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

9/10 3     Humpback Whales
   25     Blue Whales
   12     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   1     South Polar Skua

9/9 1     Humpback Whale
   12     Blue Whales
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   500     Common Dolphin sp.
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   3     Harbor Porpoise

9/8 4     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   500     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

9/7 3     Humpback Whales
   7     Blue Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
   25     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   20     Risso's Dolphins
   2     Leatherback Sea Turtles

9/6 3     Humpback Whales
   5     Blue Whales
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

9/5 5     Humpback Whales
   16     Blue Whales
   1     Fin Whale
   200     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Common Dolphin sp.
   75     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise
   5     Harbor Porpoise

9/4 2     Humpback Whales
   13     Blue Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   600     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

9/3 2     Humpback Whales
   23     Blue Whales
   1     Baird's Beaked Whale
   150     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   15     Risso's Dolphins
   10     Dall's Porpoise

9/2 5     Humpback Whales
   11     Blue Whales
   50     Dall's Porpoise

9/1 10     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Elephant Seal

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by N. Black, B. Cutter, D. Davi, N. Lemon, T. Lorenz, B. Lucas, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, M. Radakovitch, Oceanic Society Expeditions, L. Oliver, R. Ortiz, H. R/V John H. Martin, R/V Pt. Sur, H. Tiura, 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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