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

April 1-30, 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)

4/30 10     Humpback Whales
  75     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Risso's Dolphins

4/29 8     Humpback Whales

4/28 4     Humpback Whales
  3     Gray Whales
  22     Killer Whales

4/27 10     Humpback Whales

4/25 12     Humpback Whales

4/24 20     Humpback Whales
  2000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Risso's Dolphins
  30     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/23 18     Humpback Whales
  15     Harbor Porpoise

4/22 10     Humpback Whales
  6     Harbor Porpoise

4/21 13     Humpback Whales
  4     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

4/20 15     Humpback Whales
  1     Killer Whale
  200     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  4     Harbor Porpoise

4/19 8     Humpback Whales
  2     Harbor Porpoise

4/18 10     Humpback Whales
  6     Killer Whales
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  5     Harbor Porpoise

4/17 8     Humpback Whales
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/16 7     Humpback Whales
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/14 4     Humpback Whales
  15     Killer Whales
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/13 6     Humpback Whales
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

4/12 5     Humpback Whales
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/11 3     Humpback Whales
  30     Killer Whales
  10     Risso's Dolphins

4/10 2     Gray Whales (1 trip)
  3     Humpback Whales
  5     Killer Whale
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/9 3     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  2     Humpback Whales
  6     Killer Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  4     Harbor Porpoise

4/8 3     Gray Whales (1 trip)

4/7 5     Humpback Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  60     Risso's Dolphins

4/6 5     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  5     Humpback Whales
  8     Killer Whales
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins

4/5 5     Killer Whales
  3000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500     Risso's Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/4 2     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  2     Humpback Whales
  5     Killer Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  110     Risso's Dolphins

4/3 11     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  2     Humpback Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Long-beaked Common Dolphins
  2000     Risso's Dolphins

4/2 2     Humpback Whales

4/1 5     Gray Whales (2 trips)
  1     Humpback Whale




Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by M. Baxter, S. Dutton, G. Fisher, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, L. Oliver, R/V Pt. Lobos, K. Stagnaro, T. Zoliniack.


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



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