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

July 1 - July 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)

7/31 6     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  2   Leatherback Sea Turtles

7/30 4     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2   Leatherback Sea Turtles

7/29 18     Humpback Whales
  25     Blue Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise

7/28 15     Humpback Whales
  21     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  550     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/27 18     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise

7/26 38     Humpback Whales
  26     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales
  3     Minke Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise
  1   Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/25 22     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

7/24 38     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/23 15     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/22 18     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  1000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  5     Dall's Porpoise

7/21 22     Humpback Whales
  13     Blue Whales

7/20 5     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales
  12     Risso's Dolphins

7/19 1     Humpback Whale
  1     Blue Whale
  7     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale

7/18 3     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800     Risso's Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise
  1   Leatherback Sea Turtle

7/17 6     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/16 3     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whale
  1     Killer Whale
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/15 5     Humpback Whales
  20     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/14 3     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales

7/13 3     Blue Whales

7/12 7     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  1     Minke Whale
  1     Sperm Whale
  1     Fin Whale
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/11 6     Humpback Whales
  5     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  5     Cuvier's Beaked Whales
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  13     Dall's Porpoise

7/10 12     Humpback Whales
  3     Cuvier's Beaked Whales
  60     Risso's Dolphins
  2     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/9 5     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  2     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  450     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700     Risso's Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/8 4     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  1     Minke Whale
  15     Baird's Beaked Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  4     Dall's Porpoise

7/7 11     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  1     Minke Whale
  15     Baird's Beaked Whales
  100     Risso's Dolphins
  15     Dall's Porpoise

7/6 2     Harbor Porpoise

7/5 1     Humpback Whale
  1     Harbor Porpoise

7/4 1     Humpback Whale
  15     Dall's Porpoise

7/3 2     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

7/2 3     Humpback Whales
  6     Baird's Beaked Whales
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

7/1 2     Humpback Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800     Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1   Leatherback Sea Turtle

Observers: J. Apelt, B. Cutter, G. Fisher, G. Goulart, D. Lemon, L. Oliver, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, S. Van Sommeran, J. Williamson.

Note: Sightings map is not available for this month.

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

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