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

April 1-30, 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)

4/30 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/30 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  30      Risso's Dolphins

4/30 early     Gray Whales
morning 50      Risso's Dolphins
      Killer Whales (transient type) *

4/29 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type, feeding on Gray Whale)
      Humpback Whales *

4/29 a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/28 p.m.     Humpback Whales

4/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/27     Humpback Whales
  45      Risso's Dolphins
   20      Harbor Porpoise

4/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
   35      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

4/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales

4/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  60      Risso's Dolphins
   25      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

4/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  80      Risso's Dolphins
      Humpback Whales *

4/24 p.m.     Gray Whales
  12      Humpback Whales
   250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  800      Risso's Dolphins
  60      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/24 a.m. 11      Humpback Whales
  350      Risso's Dolphins

4/24 early     Killer Whales (transient type)
morning      

4/23 p.m.     Gray Whales
   150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  720      Risso's Dolphins
  40      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/23 a.m.     Humpback Whale
   1400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/23 early     Humpback Whale
morning  1400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  15      Risso's Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/22 25      Risso's Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins

4/21 p.m.     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on pinniped)

4/21 a.m. 12      Killer Whales (transient type)

4/20     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whale
  350      Risso's Dolphins

4/19 10      Killer Whales (transient type, feeding on Gray Whale)
      Gray Whales *
    Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Gray Whale) *

4/18       Poor weather

4/17 early 15      Killer Whales (transient type, feeding on Gray Whale)
morning     (poor weather rest of the day)

4/16 p.m. 11      Killer Whales (transient type, feeding on Gray Whale)

4/16 a.m.     Gray Whales
  11      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Gray Whale)
  25      Risso's Dolphins

4/15     Gray Whales
   150      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  640      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
  20      Killer Whales *

4/14     Gray Whales

4/13     Gray Whale

4/12     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Harbor Seal)

4/11 11      Killer Whales (transient type, predation on Gray Whale)

4/10 p.m.     Gray Whale

4/10 a.m. 60      Risso's Dolphins

4/10 early 75      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
morning  400      Risso's Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/9       Poor weather, no trip

4/8       Poor weather

4/7     Gray Whales

4/6     Gray Whales
      Humpback Whale

4/5 p.m.     Gray Whales

4/5 a.m.     Gray Whales
      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  45      Risso's Dolphins
      Elephant Seal

4/4     Humpback Whales
      Sperm Whale
  300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  200      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

4/3 p.m. 50      Risso's Dolphins

4/3 a.m.     Gray Whales
  320      Risso's Dolphins

4/3 early     Gray Whales
morning  210      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  150      Risso's Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

4/2 a.m.     Gray Whales
  20      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

4/2 early     Gray Whales
morning        

4/1 p.m.     Gray Whales
  35      Risso's Dolphins

4/1 a.m.     Gray Whales
  40      Risso's Dolphins



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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