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

February 1-28, 2003
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)

2/28 p.m. 21     Gray Whales

2/28 a.m. 25     Gray Whales
  15     Killer Whales
  25   Risso's Dolphins

2/27 16     Gray Whales
  60     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/26 15     Gray Whales
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

2/25 13     Gray Whales
  450     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  10   Risso's Dolphins *

2/24 8     Gray Whales
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

2/23 p.m. 14     Gray Whales
  500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  50     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200   Risso's Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/23 a.m. 21     Gray Whales
  500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  25     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
    Sea Turtle *

2/22 p.m. 12     Gray Whales
  1500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  20   Risso's Dolphins

2/22 a.m. 7     Gray Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins *
  600   Risso's Dolphins
  400     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/21 p.m. 3     Gray Whales

2/21 a.m. 9     Gray Whales
  250   Risso's Dolphins

2/20 9     Gray Whales
  400     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/19 6     Gray Whales
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/18 8     Gray Whales

2/17 p.m. 12     Gray Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/17 a.m. 21     Gray Whales
  800     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/16 p.m. 23     Gray Whales
   1100     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

2/16 a.m. 12     Gray Whales
  1100     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

2/15 p.m. 16     Gray Whales
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/15 a.m. 12     Gray Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/14 p.m. 9     Gray Whales
  40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/14 a.m. 10     Gray Whales
  700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

2/13 13     Gray Whales
  10   Risso's Dolphins *

2/12 No trip (weather)

2/11 8     Gray Whales
  1700     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

2/10 12     Gray Whales
  1000     Long Beaked Common Dolphins *
  300   Risso's Dolphins

2/9 p.m. 11     Gray Whales

2/9 a.m. 9     Gray Whales
  2     Killer Whales *
  1     Northern Fur Seal

2/8 p.m. 16     Gray Whales

2/8 a.m. 8     Gray Whales
  2     Killer Whales
  75   Risso's Dolphins

2/7 p.m. 16     Gray Whales

2/7 a.m. 20     Gray Whales
  2     Killer Whales *

2/6 18     Gray Whales
  8     Killer Whales *

2/5 22     Gray Whales

2/4 12     Gray Whales
  6     Dall's Porpoise

2/3 16     Gray Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Long Beaked Common Dolphins *

2/2 p.m. 13     Gray Whales

2/2 a.m. 16     Gray Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  5     Dall's Porpoise

2/1 a.m. 10     Gray Whales



Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by J. Aliotti, B. Cutting, D. Davi, Highlands Inn Staff, H. Tiura, T. Lorenz, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, H. Neece, L. Oliver, R/V Western Flyer.


Copyright © 2003 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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