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

January 1 - January 31, 2001
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)

1/31 11     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/30 32     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/29 15     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   20     Risso's Dolphins

1/28 35     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   20     Killer Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   80     Risso's Dolphins

1/27 32     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   12     Killer Whales
   700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

1/26 13     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/25 10     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/24  1     Killer Whale

1/23 15     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/22 40     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/21 35     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   4     Killer Whales
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   700     Risso's Dolphins
   50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/20 55     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   3200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   200     Risso's Dolphins

1/19 9     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/18 49     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/17 35     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   30     Risso's Dolphins

1/16 44     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/15 17     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   120     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   20     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   300     Risso's Dolphins

1/14 22     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   2000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
  275     Risso's Dolphins

1/13 35     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  12     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/11 32     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   2200     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/9 25     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/7 15     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/6 30     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   1     Blue Whale
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/5 23     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   2     Blue Whales
   600     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/4 24     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   3     Blue Whales
  1     Unidentified Beaked Whale
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   25     Risso's Dolphins

1/3 8     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

1/2 8     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   1     Minke Whale
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   1     Northern Fur Seal

1/1 12     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
   15     Risso's Dolphins


Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by D. Frank, K. McGeorge, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, L. Oliver, R Ortiz, R. Smith, W. Williamson.

Copyright © 2001 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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