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

January 1 - January 31, 2002
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 12     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/30 5     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/29 17     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/28 11     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/27 23     Gray Whales (2 trips)

1/26 18     Gray Whales (2 trips)

1/25 25     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  600     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/24 15     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  1000     Risso's Dolphins

1/23 17     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  1300     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/21 48     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  6     Bottlenose Dolphins

1/20 52     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  1900     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/19 18     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  800     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/18 22     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Risso's Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

1/17 33     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  900     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  100     Risso's Dolphins

1/16 26     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/15 40     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/14 18     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/13 56     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  40     Risso's Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise

1/12 31     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  2     Humpback Whales
   800     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  20     Risso's Dolphins

1/11 35     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  6     Killer Whales
   1100     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/10 44     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  2     Humpback Whales
   3000     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/9 11     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/8 12     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  2     Humpback Whales
   1200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/7 17     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  2     Humpback Whales
   1100     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  250     Risso's Dolphins

1/6 35     Gray Whales (2 trips)

1/5 37     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400     Risso's Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  12     Dall's Porpoise

1/4 22     Gray Whales (1 trip)
   200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/3 32     Gray Whales (2 trips)
   1100     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

1/2 17     Gray Whales (1 trip)

1/1 6     Gray Whales (1 trip)



Note: Sightings map is not available for this month.

Sightings reported by G. Fisher, D. Frank, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, L. Oliver, L. Stewart, W. Williamson.

Copyright © 2002 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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