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

May 1-31, 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)

5/31 4     Humpback Whales
  100     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/30 2     Humpback Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/29 1     Blue Whale
  40   Risso's Dolphins
  3     Humpback Whales *

5/28 3     Humpback Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/27 7     Humpback Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/26 8     Humpback Whales
  1     Blue Whale
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/25 12     Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  15   Risso's Dolphins
  6     Dall's Porpoise

5/24 2     Humpback Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/23 3     Humpback Whales
  15     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/22 3     Humpback Whales

5/21 2     Humpback Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/20 150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/19 120     Long Beaked Common Dolphins

5/18 6     Humpback Whales

5/17 8     Humpback Whales

5/16       No sightings (bad weather)

5/15 3     Humpback Whales
  10     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/14 4     Humpback Whales
  50     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  30   Risso's Dolphins

5/13 11     Humpback Whales
  7     Killer Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20     Long Beaked Common Dolphins
  2     Humpback Whales *
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins *
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins *

5/12 13     Humpback Whales
  8     Harbor Porpoise

5/11 15     Humpback Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  25   Risso's Dolphins
  5     Harbor Porpoise

5/10 16     Humpback Whales

5/9 14     Humpback Whales
  6     Killer Whales *
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/8       No trip (weather)

5/7 7     Humpback Whales
  10     Risso's Dolphins

5/6 5     Humpback Whales
  2     Gray Whales

5/5 16     Humpback Whales
  6     Killer Whales *

5/4 15     Humpback Whales
  35     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

5/3 11     Humpback Whales
  5     Killer Whales *
  150     Risso's Dolphins

5/2 150   Risso's Dolphins (bad weather)

5/1 5     Humpback Whales
  2     Gray Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000   Risso's Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  10     Dall's Porpoise



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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



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