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

March 1-31, 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)

3/31 p.m.     Gray Whales
      Steller sea lion

3/31 a.m.     Gray Whales

3/30 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/30 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Humpback whale

3/29       No trip (poor weather)
      Killer Whales *

3/28       No trip (poor weather)

3/27     Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins
      Killer Whales *

3/26 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/26 a.m.     Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

3/26 early     Gray Whales
morning 25      Risso's Dolphins

3/25     Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

3/24 p.m. 12      Gray Whales

3/24 a.m. 17      Gray Whales
  240      Risso's Dolphins

3/23       No trip (poor weather)

3/22 14      Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

3/21 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/21 a.m.     Gray Whales

3/20     Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

3/19 p.m. 13      Gray Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

3/19 a.m. 15      Gray Whales

3/18 p.m.     Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

3/18 a.m. 14      Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

3/17 p.m. 10      Gray Whales
  10      Risso's Dolphins

3/17 a.m. 12      Gray Whales

3/16 p.m.     Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins
  12      Dall's Porpoise

3/16 a.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  50      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

3/15 p.m.     Gray Whales
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

3/15 a.m.     Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

3/14 p.m. 11      Gray Whales

3/14 a.m.     Gray Whales
  50      Risso's Dolphins

3/13 p.m. 14      Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

3/13 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  270      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/13 early     Gray Whales
morning 250      Risso's Dolphins
  30      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/12 p.m. 12      Gray Whales
  20      Risso's Dolphins

3/12 a.m. 13      Gray Whales
  1100      Risso's Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/12 early     Gray Whales
morning 425      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/11 p.m.     Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

3/11 a.m. 19      Gray Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins

3/10 14      Gray Whales
  55      Risso's Dolphins

3/9     Gray Whales

3/7 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/7 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
      Killer Whale (transient type)

3/6 p.m.     Gray Whales

3/6 a.m.     Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

3/6 early 14      Gray Whales
morning        

3/5 p.m.     Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

3/5 a.m. 12      Gray Whales
  520      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/5 early     Gray Whales
morning        

3/4     Gray Whales
  50      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  600      Risso's Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

3/3 p.m.     Gray Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

3/3 a.m.     Gray Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins

3/2 p.m.     Gray Whales
  25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  40      Risso's Dolphins

3/2 a.m.     Gray Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
      Elephant Seal

3/1     Gray Whales
  200      Risso's Dolphins



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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