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

August 1 - August 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)

8/31 12     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  2   Northern Elephant Seals

8/30 52     Humpback Whales
  22     Blue Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  250     Risso's Dolphins

8/29 24     Humpback Whales
  18     Blue Whales
  5     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  12     Bottlenose Dolphins

8/28 37     Humpback Whales
  18     Blue Whales
  6     Dall's Porpoise

8/27 39     Humpback Whales
  21     Blue Whales

8/26 3     Humpback Whales
  20     Blue Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  1    

Baird's BeakedWhale

  40     Risso's Dolphins

8/25 9     Humpback Whales
  18     Blue Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  1     Sperm Whale
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/24 2     Humpback Whales
  7     Blue Whales
  20     Risso's Dolphins
  5     Bottlenose Dolphins

8/23 11     Blue Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Risso's Dolphins
  1   Northern Elephant Seal

8/22 7     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  2     Minke Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  120     Risso's Dolphins

8/21 2     Humpback Whales
  16     Blue Whales
  5     Killer Whales
  35     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins

8/20 6     Humpback Whales
  10     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

8/19 7     Humpback Whales
  9     Blue Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/18 3     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  4     Killer Whales

8/17 10     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  1     Fin Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/16 5     Blue Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  1     Sperm Whale
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50     Risso's Dolphins

8/15 4     Humpback Whales
  10     Blue Whales
  5     Risso's Dolphins

8/14 12     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1   Leatherback Sea Turtle

8/13 25     Humpback Whales
  22     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/12 18     Humpback Whales
  26     Blue Whales
  7     Killer Whales
  5     Sei Whale
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins

8/11 20     Humpback Whales
  30     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/10 40     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  1     Minke Whale
  1100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/9 40     Humpback Whales
  30     Blue Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/8 30     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  15     Risso's Dolphins

8/7 10     Humpback Whales
  4     Blue Whales
  30     Risso's Dolphins

8/6 26     Humpback Whales
  16     Blue Whales

8/5 22     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale

8/4 25     Humpback Whales
  10     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/3 36     Humpback Whales
  22     Blue Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/2 22     Humpback Whales
  35     Blue Whales

8/1 5     Humpback Whales
  23     Blue Whales
  1     Sperm Whale
  1     Minke Whale
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  3     Dall's Porpoise
  1   Northern Elephant Seal
  1   Leatherback Sea Turtle


Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by J. Aliotti, N. Black, Cheeseman's Ecology Tours, Discover the World, D. Frank, D. Lemon, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, R. Ortiz, L. Oliver, R. Smith, J. Wetle, 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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