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

September 1-30, 2004
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)

9/30 32      Humpback Whales
  1500      Risso's Dolphins
  15      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/29 p.m. 14      Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/29 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  100      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/28 18      Humpback Whales
  10      Dall's Porpoise

9/27 p.m. 25      Humpback Whales
  18      Dall's Porpoise

9/27 a.m. 22      Humpback Whales
  10      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Risso's Dolphins

9/26 20      Humpback Whales
  100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

9/25     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise
      Northern Elephant Seal
      Killer Whales *

9/24     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/23     Humpback Whales

9/22     Humpback Whales
      Risso's Dolphins

9/21     Humpback Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

9/20     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales

9/19 20      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/18 30      Humpback Whales
  600      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

9/17     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales

9/16     Blue Whale
      Humpback Whales
      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/15     Humpback Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/14     Humpback Whale
  100      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/13     Killer Whales
  500      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500      Risso's Dolphins
  1000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/12     Humpback Whale
      Dall's Porpoise

9/11     Humpback Whale

9/10     Humpback Whales
      Dall's Porpoise

9/9     Humpback Whales
  30      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1500      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/8     Humpback Whales
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

9/7 a.m. 10      Humpback Whales
      Killer Whales
  60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20      Risso's Dolphins

9/6 p.m. 15      Killer Whales

9/6 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
  120      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/5 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  75      Risso's Dolphins
  25      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/5 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Baird's Beaked Whales
  500      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2200      Risso's Dolphins
  800      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

9/4 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  700      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000      Risso's Dolphins
  1500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/4 a.m.     Humpback Whale
  700      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000      Risso's Dolphins
  1500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise

9/3 Special     Humpback Whales
8-hour 12      Killer Whales
charter 400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  600      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

9/3     Humpback Whale
      Killer Whales

9/2 charter     Gray Whale

9/2     Humpback Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins
      Gray Whale *

9/1     Humpback Whales
  125      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  450      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Dall's Porpoise



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