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

October 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)

10/31       No trip - weather

10/30       No trip - weather

10/29 1     Humpback Whale
  700   Risso's Dolphins
  50     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/28 300   Risso's Dolphins

10/27 15      Dall's Porpoise

10/26 2     Humpback Whales
  20      Dall's Porpoise

10/25 p.m. 1     Blue Whale
  40     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

10/25 a.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  2     Killer Whales

10/24 p.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  20     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

10/24 a.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  27     Killer Whales
  300     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800   Risso's Dolphins
  350     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

10/23 3     Humpback Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/22 2     Humpback Whales
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

10/21 700     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  (fog) 500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/20 900     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  (fog) 500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/19 1     Humpback Whale
  30     Pacific White Sided Dolphins

10/18 9     Killer Whales

10/17 12     Humpback Whales
  1200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/16 14     Humpback Whales
  2000     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/15 9     Humpback Whales
  2     Killer Whales
  900     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/14 18     Humpback Whales
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/13 26     Humpback Whales
  500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400   Risso's Dolphins
  1500     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/12 4     Killer Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

10/11 25     Humpback Whales
  1500     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/10 8     Humpback Whales
  2     Blue Whales
  400     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/9 10     Humpback Whales
  800     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  700     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/8 12     Humpback Whales

10/7 12      Dall's Porpoise
      Harbor Porpoise

10/6     Bad weather

10/5 p.m. 5     Blue Whales
  650     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/5 a.m. 10     Blue Whales
  250     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  70     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  10      Dall's Porpoise

10/4 p.m. 8     Blue Whales

10/4 a.m. 1     Blue Whale
  5     Killer Whales
  350   Risso's Dolphins

10/3 p.m. 1     Humpback Whale
  11     Blue Whales
  200     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  175     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/3 a.m. 2     Humpback Whales
  12     Blue Whales
  600     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300     Northern Right Whale Dolphins

10/2 9     Killer Whales -- predation on Pacific White Sided Dolphin

10/1 1     Blue Whale
  4     Killer Whales
  150     Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600   Risso's Dolphins
  200     Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      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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