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

June 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)

6/30 p.m.     Blue Whales
  300      Risso's Dolphins
  100      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/30 a.m. 15      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
   350      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  500      Risso's Dolphins
  700      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/29 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/29 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins
  10     

Dall's Porpoise


6/28 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/28 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  100      Risso's Dolphins

6/27 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/27 a.m. 120      Risso's Dolphins

6/26 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  25      Risso's Dolphins

6/26 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  170      Risso's Dolphins

6/25 p.m.     Humpback Whales
     

Dall's Porpoise


6/25 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  120      Risso's Dolphins

6/24 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/24 a.m. 12      Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

6/23 p.m. 20      Humpback Whales
   350      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

6/23 a.m. 18      Humpback Whales
   550      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  750      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Bottlenose Dolphins
     

Dall's Porpoise


6/22     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
  10      Bottlenose Dolphins

6/21 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/21 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
   520      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1300      Risso's Dolphins
  450      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Harbor Porpoise

6/20 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/20 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  32      Risso's Dolphins

6/19 p.m.     Humpback Whales
  15      Risso's Dolphins

6/19 a.m. 16      Humpback Whales
   1800      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  220      Risso's Dolphins
  2400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins
      Blue Whale *

6/18 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/18 a.m.     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
  80      Risso's Dolphins

6/17     Humpback Whales
   550      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  320      Risso's Dolphins
  450      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/16 p.m.     Humpback Whales

6/16 a.m.     Humpback Whales
  12      Baird's Beaked Whales
   75      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350      Risso's Dolphins
  400      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/15     Humpback Whales
      Blue Whales
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  320      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/14       Poor weather
   40      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

6/13       Poor weather

6/12     Killer Whales (transient type, predation on sea lion)
  35      Risso's Dolphins

6/11     Humpback Whales
   350      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  1300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/10     Humpback Whales
   450      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  300      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/9 11      Humpback Whales
   250      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  35      Risso's Dolphins
  250      Risso's Dolphins *

6/8     Humpback Whales
   200      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  350      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/7     Killer Whales (transient type)
      Humpback Whales
      Blue Whale
   400      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
      Elephant Seals

6/6     Humpback Whales
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins

6/5       No trip (poor weather)

6/4 13      Humpback Whales
   500      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  20      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/3     Humpback Whales
   300      Pacific White Sided Dolphins
  10      Northern Right Whale Dolphins

6/2       Poor weather

6/1     Killer Whales (transient type)



Sightings map is not available for this month.


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