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

August 1-31, 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)

8/31 8     Humpback Whales
  14     Blue Whales
  750     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  20     Short Beaked Common Dolphins
  1100     Risso's Dolphins
  1000     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/30 4     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  22     Killer Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  75     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  650     Risso's Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

8/29 6     Blue Whales
  60     Risso's Dolphins
  30     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

8/28 4     Humpback Whales
  7     Blue Whales
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/27 8     Blue Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/26 3     Humpback Whales
  3     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/25 7     Humpback Whales
  9     Blue Whales
  3     Killer Whales
  260     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  575     Risso's Dolphins
  560     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  5     Bottlenose Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise

8/24 26     Humpback Whales
  13     Blue Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200     Risso's Dolphins
  800     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/23 15     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins
  1500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/22 2     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins

8/21 6     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales
  70     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50     Risso's Dolphins

8/20 12     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700     Risso's Dolphins
  1000     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/19 6     Humpback Whales
  6     Blue Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  8     Dall's Porpoise

8/18 4     Humpback Whales
  11     Blue Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins
  1     Northern Fur Seal

8/17 5     Humpback Whales
  15     Blue Whales
  180     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Risso's Dolphins
  8     Dall's Porpoise
  2     Harbor Porpoise

8/16 11     Humpback Whales
  14     Blue Whales
  5     Dall's Porpoise
  3     Harbor Porpoise
  1     Northern Elephant Seal
  1     Northern Fur Seal

8/15 10     Humpback Whales
  14     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins
  8     Dall's Porpoise

8/14 20     Humpback Whales
  11     Blue Whales
  25     Risso's Dolphins
  2     Dall's Porpoise

8/13 20     Humpback Whales
  5     Blue Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Risso's Dolphins

8/12 19     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins

8/11 22     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  5     Minke Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000     Risso's Dolphins
  10     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  1     Northern Elephant Seal

8/10 4     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  40     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/9 12     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  22     Harbor Porpoise

8/8 12     Blue Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  6    

Baird's Beaked Whales

  500     Risso's Dolphins
  4     Dall's Porpoise
  6     Harbor Porpoise

8/7 5     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  1000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  750     Risso's Dolphins

8/6 3     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  5     Killer Whales
  1     Minke Whale
  5     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

8/5 6     Humpback Whales
  8     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Risso's Dolphins
  40     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/4 6     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Risso's Dolphins
  40     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/3 8     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

8/2 20     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  2     Killer Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  18     Dall's Porpoise

8/1 13     Humpback Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  35     Dall's Porpoise



Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by D. Davi, G. Fisher, N. Lemon, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, and W. Williamson.

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



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