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

February 1-28, 2005
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.     Gray Whales
  600      Risso's Dolphins

2/28 a.m.     Gray Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2300      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

2/27 a.m.     Gray Whales
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/27 early     Gray Whales
morning 18      Risso's Dolphins

2/26 p.m. 13      Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

2/26 a.m. 20      Gray Whales
  150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/26 early 14      Gray Whales
morning        

2/25 p.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/25 a.m.     Gray Whales

2/24 p.m. 11      Gray Whales
  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins

2/24 a.m.     Gray Whales
  250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  380      Risso's Dolphins

2/23 p.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/23 a.m.     Gray Whales
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

2/22 p.m.     Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

2/22 a.m.     Gray Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

2/21 p.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

2/21 a.m.     Gray Whales
  30      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1240      Risso's Dolphins

2/21 early     Gray Whales
morning 38      Risso's Dolphins

2/20 p.m.     Gray Whales

2/20 a.m.     Gray Whales
  50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1125      Risso's Dolphins
  35      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/20 early     Gray Whales
morning 55      Risso's Dolphins

2/19 p.m.       No trip (poor weather)

2/19 a.m.     Gray Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

2/19 early     Gray Whales
morning 25      Risso's Dolphins

2/18 p.m.     Gray Whales
  60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins
  45      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/18 a.m.     Gray Whales
  60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1800      Risso's Dolphins
  45      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/17     Gray Whales
  1600      Risso's Dolphins

2/16 p.m.     Gray Whales
  30      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1400      Risso's Dolphins
  25      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/16 a.m.     Gray Whales
  120      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1000      Risso's Dolphins
  50      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/15     Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

2/14 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Risso's dolphin)
  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins

2/14 a.m.     Gray Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins

2/13 p.m.     Gray Whales
  60      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  80      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/13 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Minke Whales
  750      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/13 early     Gray Whales
morning 75      Risso's Dolphins

2/12 p.m.     Gray Whales
  30      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1200      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/12 a.m.     Gray Whales
  1050      Risso's Dolphins
  120      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/12 early 10      Gray Whales
morning      

2/11 p.m.     Gray Whale
  25-30      Killer Whales (offshore type)
  30      Risso's Dolphins

2/11 a.m.     Gray Whales
  40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  650      Risso's Dolphins
  75      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/10     Gray Whales

2/9     Gray Whales
  50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2500      Risso's Dolphins
  500      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/8     Gray Whales
      Killer Whales (transient type)
  50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  2000      Risso's Dolphins
  1000      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

2/7     Gray Whales
  200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  900      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

2/6 a.m.     Gray Whales

2/6 early     Gray Whales
morning     (poor weather)

2/5 p.m.     Gray Whales

2/5 a.m.     Gray Whales
  90      Risso's Dolphins

2/5 early     Gray Whales
morning      

2/4 p.m.     Gray Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

2/4 a.m. 20      Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

2/3     Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

2/2 19      Gray Whales
  250      Risso's Dolphins

2/1 10      Gray Whales



Sightings map is not available for this month.


Copyright © 2005 R. Ternullo. No use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.



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